Via David Codrea at The War on Guns:
SB354 Texas Campus carry is scheduled for a vote in the Criminal Justice committee tomorrow [3/31/11]. No question that it will pass and be heard on the Senate floor. Rumor control has it that one senator will offer a floor amendment to change the bill to require private institutions to allow CHL carry. This senator is against the bill and is trying to bring problems to it on the floor. In any event carry in college buildings looks like a good bet.
This is good news! Having state-certified Good Guys on campus is an effective deterrent against criminal assaults. The ‘invisible line at the curb’ strategy hasn’t really worked so far.
Until unrestricted Constitutional Carry is implemented (someday), this is a step forward. If you haven’t already contacted your state reps to voice your support of concealed carry on college campus, please do so.
For more info on the issue, visit ConcealedCampus.org
And join the Texas State Rifle Association while you’re at it too.