Just in from Students for Concealed Carry on Campus:
On Monday, May 9, following months of parliamentary challenges, backroom negotiations, and public accusations, the Texas Senate finally passed legislation that would legalize licensed concealed carry (of handguns) at Texas public colleges.Â By a vote of 21 to 10, the Texas Senate agreed to add Senator Jeff Wentorthâ€™s (R- San Antonio) â€œcampus carryâ€ amendment to SB 1581, a higher education finance bill authored by Senator Steve Ogden (R-Bryan).Â The bill itself passed by a vote of 19-12 and will now go to the Texas House.Â Texas Governor Rick Perry has repeatedly voiced his support for campus carry and promised to sign the legislation if itâ€™s passed by the legislature.
Now watch as our opponents go stark raving mad. Once again, we win, they lose. I didn’t think this would get through the end-of-session log jam, but I’m happy to be wrong.