Campus Carry Bill in Texas is Looking Strong in the State Senate

January 29 2015
by GSL Staff
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Of course, we all know that open carry is the big topic in the Lone Star State during this legislative session. However, it’s looking like a campus carry bill is enjoying strong support in the state senate.

According to local media reports:

A state Senate bill allowing students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses was filed Monday with 19 senators as joint authors.

Current law allows those who hold a concealed handgun license to carry their weapons on campus grounds but not inside buildings, and attempts in previous legislative sessions have fallen short under fierce opposition from police chiefs and other law officers, university officials, teachers, parents and students.

Still, support from 19 of 20 Republican senators — only Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, was not listed as a joint author of Senate Bill 11 — was a display of strength for legislation that is a priority for many gun-rights advocates.

There is increased pressure to get things done during Texas’ legislative session as the state only has one session every two years.

Keep working on it Texas residents!

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