Texas is on the verge of leveling the playing field for women by ignoring the demands of Shannon Watts and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and passing legislation to allow women to carry a handgun, concealed on campus, for self-defense.
Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action, and Everytown for Gun Safety have been outspoken critics of the national move toward recognizing a woman’s 2nd Amendment rights on college campuses in the same way those rights are recognized in Walmart, at restaurants, at gas stations, or at the mall.
According to Vice magazine, campus carry “is expected to clear the [Texas] state Senate next week, and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has promised to expedite its passage.” Governor Greg Abbott (R) has already made clear he will sign campus carry legislation.
The campus carry bill heading for a vote will make Texas the 8th state to allow guns to be carried on campuses for self-defense. Moreover, it will put Texas in the same category as Utah, inasmuch as the new law will bar “public universities from putting any limits on where people can take their guns.”
Students for Concealed Carry’s southwest regional director Madison Welch said:
Our push to legalize campus carry is about ensuring that trained, licensed, carefully screened adults are allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campus[es] that they’re currently allowed virtually everywhere else.
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