Texas Senate Republicans Cheer Passage of Campus Carry Bill

AM-Students-for-Concealed-Carry-on-Campus-Facebook-Photo-640x480AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has officially passed SB 11, the “campus carry” legislation that would expand the state’s concealed handgun license (CHL) rights to allow CHL holders to also carry their guns into certain buildings on Texas’ public colleges and universities. The bill passed its third and final reading on Thursday in the Senate, a move that was cheered by Senate Republicans, who are hopeful that their colleagues in the House will pass the bill as well.

SB 11 was authored by State Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), and passed on a party-line vote, with the 20 Republican Senators voting for it, and the 11 Democrats voting against it. The bill had been recommended by the Senate State Affairs Committee back in February, also on a partisan vote, Read more…

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