Campus carry has been widely debated across the nation. Should students with their CHL be allowed to carry their concealed handgun on campus? Currently, in Texas, a CHL holder is allowed to carry a concealed handgun only in public places, such as the quad. The Texas government is looking to change that to allow students to carry them in campus buildings and dorms.
Senate Bill 11 was put to a vote in the House last night right before a midnight deadline. The results were heavily favored in the “yes” end of the spectrum.
From Houston Chronicle:
With a midnight deadline to pass Senate bills looming, the House approved the legislation by a vote of 101-47. The vote was triggered when lawmakers, who had filed more than 100 amendments to the bill, agreed to pull them down after the bill was amended to a point amenable to both Democrats and Republicans.
The bill would require both private and public institutions to implement the law. It also allows each campus to determine exactly where concealed handguns would be allowed on campus. The bill will go through House approval one more time before being sent to the Senate.
What do you think? Should students with CHLs be allowed to carry concealed handguns on campus?.
[via Houston Chronicle]
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