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    "Texas College President Insults Survivors of Mass Shooting"

    "Texas College President Insults Survivors of Mass Shooting

    Dr. Bill Holda, president of Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX, will have to do some fast backpedaling if he’s to have any hope of outrunning his recent comments about the 1991 massacre at a Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, TX—the second deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, surpassed only by the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. Dr. Holda recently angered both survivors of the shooting and concealed carry advocates by claiming that some of the victims of the massacre (which became a rallying cry for supporters of lawful self-defense) actually shot each other.

    Six days after the November 2 elections, Texas State Representative-Elect David Simpson (R-Longview) pre-filed a bill that would allow holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses to carry concealed handguns on Texas college campuses. This did not sit well with Dr. Holda, who chastised the move as “unfortunate and ill-advised”[i] and criticized Simpson for filing the bill without first consulting him. Holda proclaimed, “What we want is for representatives to file legislation based on a good body of information.”[ii]"

    Much more at link. X-posted to the Texas sub-forum.

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    What a tool

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    When we hasten to criticize and defame is it any wonder that our message is lost in the turmoil?

    Here a reasonable and practical man takes another approach with very good results. Read for yourself and take heed of the positive email exchanges.
    Better to not open your mouth and be thought the fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

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    Excellent find and great point. Let us be the rational ones in the discussion. Our opponents on this issue can also be rational and risk being swayed or be emotional and risk appearing foolish.

    On a side note, while the photo was intended to insult, I found that photo in conjunction with your link to an article talking about the professor "back-pedaling" on his uninformed comments to be an amusing coincidence.

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