Campus Carry Bill Passes Senate Committee

After hearing testimony from faculty, students and law enforcement officers Tuesday, a panel of state senators passed along a bill allowing college students, faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on college and university campuses around the state. 

Known as "campus carry" legislation, House Bill 972, by state Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Cypress, would allow colleges and universities to let concealed handgun license holders store or carry weapons on campuses if they are 21 or older, whether they are students, staff or faculty. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. 

"This bill takes steps towards allowing the same trained adults ...

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