Guns in colleges? – Not a big deal, it’s Texas, babe.

Guns in colleges? – Not a big deal, it’s Texas, babe.

New Bill passed by Texas House allows concealed guns to be taken into the colleges’ buildings.

New Bill passed by Texas House allows concealed guns to be taken into the colleges’ buildings.

Senate Bill 11, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Greg Abbott, is to allow to bring hidden guns into college buildings and dorms, but of course those concealed weapons have to be licensed.

Despite the fact that it is currently possible for licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns onto the outdoor territory of campuses, the new bill is to allow to bring guns even inside of the colleges  where the classes are held or students live.

Texas House passed Bill that allow concealed guns inside colleges

Texas House passed Bill that allow concealed guns inside colleges

It will be also allowed to opt out from the bill for private colleges, although that is not necessary, according to the Houston Chronicle.

On May 25 William McRaven, University of Texas System Chancellor, stated in a letter to the local authority that if the bill passes, then it could interfere with retaining top faculty and the tuition costs may eventually rise.

However, supporters of the Bill 11 that after its passing law-abiding residents will be able to defend themselves from school shootings and then as a consequence there will be no more such fatal incidents as in 2007 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

On Sunday the Bill was passed with 98 votes to 47 by the State House, following the State Senate’s approval by a vote of 20-11.
Besides, Gov. Greg Abbott stated that he is to sign the Bill 11 if it passed the state Legislature.

Although the bill anticipates that presidents can not entirely ban guns on campuses, it is believed that there has to be some compromise that will allow college chairmen to designate zones, where weapons will be prohibited.

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