Skip to comments.Senate approves handguns-on-campus amendment ( Texas )
Posted on 05/09/2011 2:53:23 PM PDT by george76
Stymied in his previous efforts to pass a handguns-on-campus bill in the Senate, Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, was successful on his fourth try Monday as senators agreed to add the proposal to a state fiscal matters bill that was expected to win approval. The door was opened for Wentworth's handgun measure when senators added another languishing bill on higher education as an amentment to the fiscal matters legislation. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst ruled that the handgun proposal also could be added as an amendment because the fiscal matters bill relates to higher education in Texas.
The proposal, generally opposed by higher education officials across the state, would allow Texans with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun into any buildings on a college campus, including classrooms. It would also allow students with a license to keep a handgun in their dormitories, although college officials would be allowed to restrict where it could be stored. The vote to add Wentworth's amendment was 21-10, with all the no votes cast by Democrats. House members have not yet voted on similar legislation.
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Thank you Texas! This should NEVER be a question! Every person SHOULD have a RIGHT to protect themselves; regardless of their location! Unless there is better/greater protection available: city halls, police stations, etc...
This is what most people would call a, “DUH! Idea!”
It'll be like a wild west shootout every day of the week!!!!!!! Run for your lives!!!