Campus Carry in TX

Word is that the Texas Hosue declares the campus carry amendment to the educational funding bill to be non-germane, and returned the bill to the Senate to have it removed. Campus carry probably does not happen this year, but we’ll get it eventually.

2 Responses to “Campus Carry in TX”

  1. Fiftycal says:

    One report is that the speaker of the House had the bill killed cuz he didn’t support campus carry. If there is a special session over re-districting or budget, I’ll bet Gov. Perry puts it on the agenda.

  2. Matthew Carberry says:

    Per a fellow APS’er in Texas…

    Dear Campus Carry Advocates:

    As you may or may not have heard, the campus carry amendment to Senate Bill 1581 was killed in the Texas House, on the point of order that it violated the Texas Constitutional rule against a bill addressing more than one subject.

    As things stand right now, we have only a couple of options remaining. One potential option would be to attach the language of HB 2178, the decriminalization only or “compromise” version of our campus carry bill, to Senate Bill 905, a bill dealing with other aspects of concealed carry law. But in order for that to be an option, the House Calendars Committee MUST place SB 905 on the House calendar IMMEDIATELY.

    Please call these members (and only these members) of the House Calendars Committee, and tell them that if they truly support campus carry, they will place SB 905 on the House calendar as soon as possible so that it can be amended to include the language of HB 2178, the “campus carry compromise” bill:

    Rep. Todd Hunter (committee chair) – (512) 463-0672
    Rep. Dennis Bonnen (committee vice chair) – (512) 463-0564
    Rep. John Zerwas – (512) 463-0657
    Rep. Charlie Geren – (512) 463-0610
    Rep. Byron Cook – (512) 463-0730
    Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst – (512) 463-0600
    Rep. Tracy O. King – (512) 463-0194
    Rep. Vicki Truitt – (512) 463-0690
    Rep. Jim Keffer – (512) 463-0656
    Rep. Burt R. Solomons – (512) 463-0478

    Feel free to call once a day through Sunday.


    Students for Concealed Carry on Campus