College firearm bill awaits Governor Perry's signature

POSTED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:29am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 9:26pm

A new bill that would allow college students to bring guns onto their college campus is now one signature away from becoming law.

The controversial state bill has passed both the Senate and House in Austin. It would allow students with proper licensing to carry a firearm onto campus.

However, the gun would have to remain locked inside the student’s car at all times when in class.

The original bill called for universal carrying of firearms on campuses but was whittled down to gain support of weary representatives.

Both Baylor University and McLennan Community College have code of conduct policies against student possession of firearms.

All that is left is Governor Perry’s signature to make the bill a law, which would override any school’s own policy.


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