Lawmakers May Holster Campus Guns Idea

Despite Texas’ cowboy image and its reputation as a Second Amendment-friendly state, in recent legislative sessions a high-profile pro-gun bill hasn’t made it to the finish line, despite broad support.

Now the fate of a proposal to allow Texans with concealed gun permits to carry their firearms on college campuses faces an additional hurdle. It lacks an author and a sponsor who can convince their fellow legislators the idea is good for law-abiding citizens.

Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, the author of last year’s bill, said, if re-elected, he probably won’t file a similar proposal when the 83rd Legislature convenes in January.

“I’m not sure I’ll carry it again,” Wentworth said in a debate with two challengers he’s facing in the Republican primary. “Sometimes it’s just as well to let someone else handle a bill that you have handled a couple of sessions as I have done.”

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