A draft of the bill that would permit students to carry guns on state campuses has been approved and will head to the Texas House, the Associated Press reports.
According to the Texas Tribune, House members heard hours of testimony for and against the bill Wednesday. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo spoke out against the bill, as did former Virginia Tech student John Woods. An advocate for Students for Concealed Carry on Campus said that the measure would help protect students on and off campus.
The AP reports that the bill has majority support from the Texas House.
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