“Texas Poised to Pass Bill Allowing Guns on Campus”

2/21/2011

The Associated Press reports:

Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms.

More than half of the members of the Texas House are co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns.
The Senate passed a similar bill in 2009 and is expected to do so again.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who sometimes packs a pistol when he jogs, says he supports the idea.
Texas is one of about a dozen states considering the idea and has become a prime battleground because of its gun culture and
size. . . .

Here is another story in the Daily Mail, though it is hardly balanced.

Students in Texas could soon be allowed to bring their guns into class under new legislation the notoriously gun-friendly state is poised to adopt.
More than half the state’s senators have signed the bill, which is widely expected to be passed.
If the law goes through, it will add weight to a growing national campaign for students to carry firearms as a defence against college shootings like the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. . . .

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