Archive for: charles whitman


Legislators Weigh Adding ‘Campus Carry’ to ‘Open Carry’ Bill

As the 2015 Texas Legislature sprints toward the finish line, bills allowing licensed gun owners to carry firearms on college campuses seem unlikely to pass. But...


Whitman Shooting Lingers Over Campus Carry Debate

At 11:48 a.m. on August 1, 1966, 25 year-old University of Texas engineering student Charles Whitman invented the mass, public shooting. A former Marine, well-trained...


Telling the Stories of the Whitman Shooting [Podcast]

On a hot August day in 1966, Charles Whitman carried a footlocker full of guns and ammunition to the top of the UT Tower and started firing. The incident changed...

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