Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- Here is a fun exercise for Texas professors nervous about the state’s new campus carry law: You can estimate the number of times you’ll be shot by LTC-holding students in the coming year, by taking the number of times you were assaulted by students during the previous year and dividing that number by 800.
This isn’t a purely scientific analysis of the issue, but for those who care to play along, it does offer some insight into the level of risk posed by campus carry.
Professors, if you want the most accurate results, you should count only assaults that involved a deadly weapon (e.g., a laptop computer wielded like a club; a pair of scissors used as a shiv; basically, anything that had the potential to maim or kill); however, if you choose to include unarmed assaults, you won’t see too much deviation in your results.
Statistically, only about 0.68% of Texans of typical college age (18-23) are licensed to carry a handgun, so we’ll estimate that 0.75% of your students are license to carry (LTC) holders. Because statistics show that LTC holders …Read the Rest