Episode 7: Guns on Campus

On this episode of Civil Society, we discuss Campus Carry, or Texas State Senate Bill 11, allowing college students, faculty and others in the state of Texas to carry concealed weapons while on a college campus. Our guests are Chris Cervini, Director of Public Affairs for Austin Community College, Michael Cargill, Owner of Central Texas Gun Works and Lynn Dixon, Chief of Police for the ACC District Police. Let’s talk about guns on campus and what it means for our community.

Our Guests:

Lynn Dixon

Lynn Dixon

Chief of Police, Austin Community College District Police Department

Chris Cervini

Chris Cervini

Director of Public Affairs at ACC

Michael Cargill

Michael Cargill

Owner, Central Texas Gun Works


Helpful Links and Resources
Chief Lynn Dixon - Bio
MISSION: The mission of the Austin Community College Police Department is to provide for the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff, and the general public while on or in any property or facility owned or operated by the College.

Lynn Dixon, Chief:

Austin Community College District Police Department, Chief of Police, 09-01-2011 to Present
Assistant Chief of Police, 12-2006 to 09-2011
Criminal Justice Adjunct Professor

Chris Cervini - Bio

Chris Cervini, Director of Public Affairs at ACC, has spent his career working on complicated legislative and public-policy issues. He has worked at ACC since 2015. Most recently, he served as chair of the college’s campus carry implementation task force.

Michael Cargill - Bio

Michael Cargill has spent the last decade championing and supporting the rights of law abiding Texans to own and use firearms. He is the owner of Central Texas Gun Works which is a gun store and training facility. He has served his country honorably in the United States Army for 12 years. Michael has trained members of the Texas State House and Senate, district judges, justices of the peace, staff of many Federal, Texas state and local agencies, attorneys and corporate employees how to use firearms safely.

News organizations throughout the country have recognized his excellence in his business practices and the passion he has for his field by featuring him as a frequent guest and subject matter expert. He has achieved national exposure in such prestigious media outlets as Forbes Magazine, Fox Business News, CNN Money, AOL, BBC World News, Huffington Post and the New York Times. His concern for local safety has led to features on local affiliates of Fox News, ABC News, NBC News, and YNN. With each appearance, Cargill vigorously defends lawful gun ownership in this country without regard to party politics.