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Texas Senate Postpones Guns on Campus Bill

A bill that would require Texas universities to allow guns on campus was postponed in the state’s Senate due to lack of support today, a surprising turn for legislation that was once considered a slam-dunk. The bill, SB 354, would make Texas…

A bill that would require Texas universities to allow guns on campus was postponed in the state’s Senate due to lack of support today, a surprising turn for legislation that was once considered a slam-dunk.

The bill, SB 354, would make Texas the second state after Utah that prohibits colleges from banning guns on campus — but author Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) withdrew the legislation from the floor this morning when it failed to mobilize the two-thirds majority necessary for discussion. Two senators, Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) and Sen. Mario Gallegos (D-Houston), had previously agreed to support the bill, but withdrew their support in order to consider amendments.

Anti-gun advocates are hoping today’s events will derail the bill’s passage, which looked likely as recently as last month, when the Senate Criminal Justice committee approved the bill by a 4-2 vote and 87 state representatives signed on to the House’s version.

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