Texas Senate may take up campus guns bill

Texas Senate may take up campus guns bill
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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 2:14am

The Texas Senate is expected to resume debate on a bill to allow concealed handguns in college classrooms.

The Republican sponsor of the bill cut off debate last week when two Democrats pulled back their support. Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio says he wants to try again Monday.

The weekend break will have given Wentworth time to rally support or allowed opponents to dig in for a fight. Any more delays could indicate support for the bill is eroding.

Supporters say the bill is a self-defense measure. Opponents worry guns will lead to campus bloodshed.

Texas would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law.

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