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Texas Legislature Poised to Liberalize Handgun Laws

February 21, 2011

 The Texas legislature is on the verge of passing legislation that would permit college students and professors to carry concealed handguns on campus. Texas’ 38 colleges and 500,000 students could soon be armed. Whether campuses will be more or less dangerous is the subject of considerable controversy.


Some say that shooting catastrophes like those at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois will be less likely as a result. State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) explained, “It’s strictly a matter of self-defense.” Others argue that more handguns could lead to greater violence, not less. Confronting a similar proposal in his state, Oklahoma Chancellor of Higher Education Glen Johnson recently countered, saying, “There is no scenario where allowing concealed weapons on college campuses will do anything other than create a more dangerous environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.”


Shootings are always tragic and usually the subject of criminal investigation. However, they are also frequently the subject of civil disputes as well. If you or a loved one has been involved in a shooting, you need a legal advisor who can address the complex legal issues related to gun activity. For the best in injury law, contact the experts at Fears | Nachawati. Call us at 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to


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