POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 12:17pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 1:44pm
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate has begun debate on a bill allowing concealed handguns into college buildings and classrooms.
The bill lets Texas concealed handgun license holders, who must be 21 years old and pass a training course, bring their weapons on campus.
The measure has met stiff resistance from higher education officials. Supporters call it a key gun rights issue and critical
Texas would become the second state, following Utah, to pass such a broad-based law. Colorado gives colleges the option and several have allowed handguns.