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Texas lawmakers: Concealed guns bill needed

from The Associated Press via The Courier

This week's gunfire at a Houston-area college has prompted new calls for allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into Texas college buildings and classrooms as a measure of self-defense. Texas lawmakers already are considering a bill that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms. A similar measure failed in 2011, but last month's shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., already had helped renew the debate over safety in schools, and Tuesday's gunfire at Lone Star College had supporters looking to rally more support. State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, who filed the Campus Personal Protection Act, called the Lone Star College shooting a prime example for the need for his bill. more


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