New lawmaker files guns on campus bill
Bill comes in the wake of the UT shooting
Updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010, 7:13 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010, 1:51 PM CST
* Josh Hinkle
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A newly elected Texas state lawmaker is paving the way for the upcoming legislative session’s debate over guns on campus. Rep.-elect David Simpson , R-Longview, filed House Bill 86 this week, which would allow college students who have a concealed carry license to bring their guns to school.
This bill is similar to legislation filed by Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland, and Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, in the previous session. That legislation passed in the Senate but failed to make it through the House.