He advocates preventive measures, like making mental health services available and putting locks on the insides of classroom doors.
abiding citizens heed that line, and criminals do not.
Businesses, schools and churches can set rules banning guns on their premises. On college campuses, guns are prohibited in buildings, dorms and certain grounds around them.
"He was not on our radar," said Jeffrey Graves, associate vice president of legal affairs. "We checked into that as soon as we had the name. Not in any of our databases."
"There are a lot of combat veterans like me, and if we had concealed carry, the threat would be reduced significantly," said Casey Kelver, 25, a student and Army veteran from Houston who did two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Instead you're left to sit there and Christian Louboutin Womens Sneakers
Perry's Democratic challenger, Bill White, said he supports the state law that lets people with licenses carry concealed handguns. But he wants individual schools to decide whether to allow guns on campus.
The Lone Star State makes it relatively easy for people to buy assault rifles like the one Tooley had, as well as other types of firearms, at gun shops and gun shows. Texas enacted a concealed handgun law in 1995, allowing people 21 and older to carry weapons if they pass a training course and a background check.
"There are already guns on campus. All too often they are illegal," Republican Gov. Rick Perry said. "I want there to be legal guns on campus. I think it makes sense and all of the data supports that if law abiding, well trained, backgrounded individuals have a weapon, then there will be less crime."
"I can't think of any way that the situation yesterday would have been improved by additional guns," said John Woods, a graduate student at University of Texas who attended Virginia Tech in 2007, when a student gunman killed
The gunfire erupted near the scene of one of the nation's deadliest shooting rampages. Tooley started shooting near a fountain in front of the UT Tower the same site where a gunman ascended the clock tower and fired down on dozens of people in 1966.
Under current law, college buildings in Texas are Louboutin Men gun free zones. But that did not stop Colton Tooley from darting along a street near the university's clock tower Tuesday, shooting off an AK 47. He then entered a library and shot himself. No one else was hurt.
Crocker said a growing number of campuses are allowing guns, but that they are not the majority. He said his group is also concerned with letting students defend themselves against the thousands of other crimes that take place on campuses, like rapes and robberies.
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If a gunman is on the loose, and people try to shoot back, missed shots can pose their own danger to bystanders. And the number of guns can make it difficult for police to determine "who are the good guys and who are the bad guys," Christian Louboutin Gold Spiked Heels
wait for somebody to come save you."
Opponents argue that it would make campuses more dangerous.
Police had no evidence Tooley was targeting anyone, but there was plenty of discussion Wednesday about how much worse the bloodshed could have been and how to ensure that scenario never happens.
32 people, including some of Woods' friends.
He said Perry's position "is the government ought to coerce campuses to allow concealed handguns on campus."
edge of campus, beyond which guns are forbidden. He said law
AUSTIN Texas already lets lawmakers bring guns into the Capitol. And the governor sometimes jogs with a loaded pistol. But should people be allowed to carry concealed weapons onto college campuses?
Gun advocates argue that doing so could help put a quick end to threats like the one posed by a University of Texas student who fired several rounds from an assault rifle Tuesday before killing himself.
Advocates for allowing concealed guns on campuses say if more people packed heat, it's more likely one of them could stop a gunman before he hurts anyone.
"There was one fundamental problem" with Tuesday's incident in Austin, he said. "Everyone was depending on the kindness and the mercy of a deranged lunatic."
Woods urged state lawmakers in 2009 to block a bill that would have allowed guns on campuses. It failed.
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The university has no record of Tooley, a sophomore math major, being flagged for behavioral concerns before Tuesday.
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