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I like to look at the “this day in history” segments of the news, just as a lark. I was stunned to see that today is the fiftieth anniversary of the Texas tower shootings.

I’m sure very few people remember the details, but the essence is that a fellow that had been trained by the Marines as a sniper, climbed up into the bell tower of the University of Texas and opened up fire on the innocents below. Nineteen people were killed, and I guess the question can be asked, ‘what if he had had access to the weaponry that is available today?’.

Texas has now voted for open carry on campus, so I’m guessing it won’t take long before my rhetorical question is answered. Heaven help us.

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