The upcoming legislative session has its work cut out for it. Among its pressing matters will be another attempt to make carrying concealed handguns legal at the state's college campuses for those who are already licensed to do so.
"I think that there is a place and time for guns or for weapons in general and I believe personally that weapons are a good thing. On the other hand, to have weapons on campus could increase the risks of the students on campus," said West Texas A&M student body president Tim Vela to KVII-TV (Amarillo).
The Austin-American Statesman said State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Houston Republican who co-sponsored a bill in 2009 that would have lifted the ban on concealed weapons on college campuses, will sign on for another try when the Legislature convenes in January. Gov. Rick Perry supports allowing properly licensed students to carry concealed weapons on campus.