Student government unable to decide on handgun issue

In last week’s Student Government Association meeting, the organization failed to pass a resolution stating campus opinion on legislation that would allow those with a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) to carry their weapon on state college campuses.

Though discussion of the proposed bill was on the meeting agenda, the meeting ended with the only discussion of the bill being a number of failed attempts at making the proper motions to bring the issue to the floor, according to Robert’s Rules of Order – the universal standard of governmental procedures.

Of the four other UT System campuses The Paisano contacted, three (Arlington, Austin and Pan American) have made formal resolutions opposing the legislation. One, Permian Basin, has begun to unofficially poll students, but has not reached a resolution yet.