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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Birdwell ‘disappointed’ with stalled campus carry bill

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, is "frustrated and disappointed" by the seemingly insurmountable obstacles to passing a bill permitting the concealed carry of firearms in buildings on university and college campuses.

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Campus carry gets early ok from House on ‘gun day’

Texas colleges, universities and public schools could see more firearm-carrying students or authorities under two gun rights expansion bills that got preliminary approval in the House on Saturday.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

College ‘campus carry’ bill locked,
but not loaded, in committee

State Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, said he is "disappointed and frustrated" that Senate Criminal Justice Committee Chairman John Whitmire, D-Houston, has not scheduled a hearing for his bill to allow people with concealed handgun licenses to carry...

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Wentworth blasts Straus over campus carry

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, attacked House speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, today for using what he called undue influence last night to strip an amendment from a fiscal matter's bill that would allow concealed handguns...

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Wentworth surprises senate with campus carry maneuver

Sen. Jeff Wentworth surprised his colleagues and brought the Senate to a standstill today when he tried to tack his controversial campus carry bill onto another measure.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Wentworth searching for campus carry votes

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, hoped to bring up his bill today that would allow some individuals to carry concealed handguns on college and university campuses, following a false start on Thursday. But the search for...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Wentworth, Rodriguez debate campus carry on CNN

On today's broadcast of CNN's American Morning, state Sen. Jeff Wentworth, R-San Antonio, and state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, debated the controversial issue of concealed handguns on college campuses. Wentworth is one of the authors of SB354,...