Texas Senate Takes Up Campus Guns Debate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Senate is debating whether to force public universities and colleges to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons on campus.

Supporters say it would reinforce their constitutional right to bear arms. Opponents say it would make campuses more dangerous with the potential for typical college disputes over grades, romances and fraternity rivalries to become deadly.

Texas college campuses are currently gun-free zones.

Texas concealed handgun license holders must be at least 21 years old and pass a training course and a criminal background check.

The guns on campus bill is SB1164.

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