campus carry

6:55 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Texas Senator Says Campus Carry Bill Has Slim Survival Chance

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, a sponsor of a House campus carry bill, said Senate Democrats won't give him the votes he needs to pass the measure as of May 22, 2013.
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Update (May 23, 2013): A slew of gun bills that passed out of the House earlier this month did not make it to the Senate floor by the deadline to consider all House bills.

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7:34 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Criminal Justice Panel Sends Campus Carry Bill to Texas Senate

State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, voted against a Texas House campus carry bill on May 14, 2013.
Veronica Zaragovia for KUT News

A campus carry bill declared dead earlier in the Texas legislative session has gotten a second life after a Senate committee gave it a hearing on May 14.

The packed room at the Capitol seemed familiar Tuesday – many testifying against a bill that would allow students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

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