Unfortunate Coincidence: More Guns, More Crime

Abby Zimet

In what was dubbed "an unfortunate coincidence," pro-gun groups at the University of Texas planned to host John
Lott, conservative author of "More Guns, Less Crime," hours after a UT
sophomore terrorized the campus with an AK-47 before committing suicide.
The groups, including Libertarian Longhorns and UT Students for
Concealed Carry on Campus, eventually moved the event to an off-campus bookstore. We wonder if anyone who attended has read the new mayor's coalition study about guns and crime. Or if they ever wonder just who's the 'good' and 'bad' guys here. 

hope everything turns out well and the only casualties are the bad
guys." - Jeff Shi,
president of UT Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.

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