Tuesday, March 14, 2017

What's wrong with campus carry for Tennessee adjunct faculty?

Last Tuesday, March 7, I had the opportunity to be on a panel with John Becker of WBIR-TV of Knoxville, and Don Bosch, a Knoxville attorney. The subject was a bill in the Tennessee Legislature which would extend handgun carry "privileges" to part-time employees in colleges and universities. I suggest you go watch the video HERE, then come back and read on. . .

Have you ever been in a situation where, after leaving, you have a head slapping moment, and you say to yourself, "I should have said _____!" Well, that didn't exactly happen here, but in order to present my point better next time there is an opportunity, I think it is a good idea to go back and analyze our discussion.

With that in mind, here is my analysis of that panel. Our conversation is color-coded, and I have included my observations [in green].

Becker - A big issue facing state lawmakers today is access to guns on college campuses. A new bill looks to expand guns on campuses allowing part-time employees to carry.* It came before a House subcommittee this afternoon and that bill is an extension of a law passed last year that allows full-time campus employees to carry guns. That became law without Governor Bill Haslam's signature.