Texas House Approves Bill Allowing Firearms On Campus

AUSTIN (May 6, 2013)—The Texas House gave final approval Monday to a bill that would allow students 21 or older who have concealed handgun licenses to bring their handguns to class unless a university chooses to forbid what has become known as "campus carry."

Emotions flared over a similar proposal in 2011 before the measure was ultimately defeated.

The House on Monday easily gave final approval to this latest attempt by a 102-41 vote.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

Under the bill carried by state Rep. Allen Fletcher, R-Cypress, colleges and universities can still choose to prohibit guns, but a student caught with one on campus in that event would not be breaking the law.

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