Revival expected for proposal to permit firearms on campuses
In Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry has become a national poster child for Second Amendment rights, the tragic massacre at a Connecticut school last week promises to energize efforts to bolster school safety, including a longdebated proposal to allow concealed weapons in college buildings, lawmakers predicted Tuesday.
“There’s very serious concern right now about the safety of our schools, and I think we’ll have a very serious discussion about how to improve it, as we should,” said veteran state Sen. John Whitmire, chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, which approved the campus-carry bill two years ago — though it later failed to pass into state law.
“I’d be surprised if the campus-carry bill doesn’t come up again, and it may pass. To say that (concealed handgun license) holders increase the likelihood of vio---