The Texas State Senate has approved a bill that will allow college students and university employees with concealed weapons permits to carry their handguns on campus. It would allow college students who are at least 21-years-old to bring their weapons into state campus buildings. University hospitals and athletic facilities would remain off limits to guns. But private schools would still have the option of banning handguns.
The state senator who filed the bill said he did so because of the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, where he said victims were “picked off like sitting ducks.”
The bill, opposed by college administrators, faces an uncertain future in the State House.
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