Campus Guns Bill Wounded, But Not Dead Says House Sponsor
The Texas House has passed the controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, but it’s running into trouble in the Senate.
The House sponsor, State Rep. David Simpson of Longview, is still holding out hope for his bill, even a companion bill in the Senate missed its mark Monday.
The Senate version of this bill failed to draw enough votes to bring it to the floor for debate. Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, withdrew his support, citing opposition from university leaders in his Houston district.
Simpson’s bill remains in the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, while another version by another representative has made it to the Calendars Committee, where bills are scheduled for floor debate. Both will be shot down if the Senate version can’t make it to the Senate floor.