Texas: Senate panel looks at right-to-carry on campus
Students at public universities in Texas could be armed in class under a bill considered by the Senate State Affairs Committee Monday. Under current law, it is illegal to carry a concealed handgun on a college campus even if a person has a concealed handgun license (CHL). Advocates of the bill argue that in light of past shootings at college campuses, students need to have access to firearms to protect themselves. "I don't want Texas college students picked off like sitting ducks by some deranged madman who comes on campus with a weapon as has happened on other campuses throughout the country," said bill author Senator Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio.