Meredith Vieira is a liberal journalist but she has been working on a documentary about the famous clock tower shooting at the University of Texas.
While on MSNBC this week, the subject of the new Texas campus carry law came up and Vieira made an excellent point in its defense.
Transcript via Legal Insurrection:
BIANNA GOLODRYGA: Not to turn political, but now with the new open carry law in Texas, it became a big issue on campus. Many professors and students were against it, they had the school board against it in fear that they wouldn’t be attracting the students and the top talent in teaching for fear of this law. And one of the reasons there’s this fear, obviously, is this haunting memory.
MEREDITH VIEIRA: It’s interesting. On that day, the students were allowed to carry on campus and the police relied on them. One of the police — they didn’t have SWAT teams back then and they didn’t have the equipment either to get to somebody who was up in the tower. So they were asking students: does anybody have a shotgun? The police themselves didn’t have shotguns. And the students helped them.
Watch the video:
Kudos to Ms. Vieira for telling the truth and making such a good point!