Texas House Committee Begins Open Carry, Campus Carry Debate

On March 17, the Texas House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety took up open carry and campus carry in debate. This follows a Texas Senate vote to allow the open carry of handguns in the Lone Star State.

According to the Associated Press, the state Senate will be addressing campus carry later in the week. That bill will alllow concealed handgun license holders to carry their guns on campus and in campus buildings for self-defense as they now carry their firearms in Walmart, restaurants, and other establishments for self-defense.

Once open carry and campus carry pass their final votes in the Senate, the house will take up both measures in earnest.

Governor Greg Abbott (R) has already made clear he will sign both open carry and campus campus into law.

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