Amid Bills and Debate, Another Campus Shooting

News of multiple gunshot victims at the North Houston campus of Lone Star College on Tuesday will likely weigh heavily on the minds of Texas lawmakers as they prepare to consider multiple bills relating to campus safety.

On Jan. 17, state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, filed Senate Bill 182, which would allow concealed handgun license holders to carry weapons on college campuses. Debate over the legislation, carried in previous sessions by now-former state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, has been heated, and the bill has not made it through the Senate.

While some argue that allowing guns would improve safety ...

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