"I’m probably too old to draw fast anyway," says a University of Texas economist who has taught at the Austin campus since 1993. The threat of a student pulling a gun on you for a controversial thought "makes it a less desirable place for learning."
State legislators voted to override changes Gov. Pat Quinn made to the bill Tuesday. Even some critics of the law argued it was better to approve something rather than risk the courts allowing virtually unregulated concealed weapons in Chicago.
The Governor made sweeping changes to a bill that would make Illinois the last state to allow concealed weapons, but lawmakers are expected to override Quinn's changes when they meet Tuesday in Springfield.