Thursday, January 31, 2013

Texas Legislatures propose Bill to carry Guns on Campus

The Secretary of the Senate, Patsy Spaw filed SB 182, the bill that will make it legal to carry firearms on campuses of higher education, on January 17, 2013. It has been read and forwarded to the criminal justice committee. This bill includes clauses that fully explain what the requirements are to carry firearms on university campuses. Private institutions would have the power to decide whether this action would be allowed on its grounds.

This is not the first time this bill has been introduced to the Texas Legislation. According to the Huffington Post, the Texas Senate postponed SB 354, basically the same bill as what is currently in the senate, due to the lack of support. However, SB 354 would have prohibited colleges from banning guns on campus. The bill was projected to pass with flying colors. Texas would’ve been the second state, after Utah, to pass a law of this nature.

Because of the almost success of the previous bill, similar to SB 182, this bill will most likely move past the senate and into the house, especially given all of the recent events relating to guns.

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Cody Coke
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Topic: Guns on campuses bill, SB 182

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