Breaking News (sort of): Texas House Passes Campus CHL Law

Wilson Combat Bill WIlson Carry - succulent (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Current Texas law does not allow me or any other CHL holder to carry their piece at a place of higher education. It looks like the Texas house has decided to do something (anything) about it.

The Houston chronicle reports

House Bill 972 would allow students, faculty and staff of a public college or university who are licensed to carry concealed handguns to bring them into classrooms. However, a provision in the bill would allow schools to opt-out of the mandate if they consider input from students, staff and faculty, which wasn’t included in the Senate’s version.

What’s that? It looks like any university can neuter the provisions of the bill once it becomes law. And it still has an uphill battle in the senate.

Full text of the bill can be found here.

ftp://ftp.legis.state.tx.us/bills/83R/billtext/html/house_bills/HB00900_HB00999/HB00972I.htm

Watch this space. Well keep our Texan readers up to date.