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‘Campus Carry’ Bills Fail in Texas and Louisiana

Bills to allow concealed weapons on college campuses failed this week in both Louisiana and Texas, two states that were considered extremely likely to pass such legislation this year. In Louisiana a House committee rejected the proposed bill, probably killing its chances of passing this legislative session, the Associated Press reported. In Texas, where a concealed-carry bill had overwhelming support in both the Senate and House, lawmakers could not meet a deadline to pass the legislation. A Democratic lawmaker had blocked its passage at the last minute. This year nine state legislatures were slated to consider bills prohibiting public universities from imposing weapons bans. In April, Jan Brewer, Arizona’s governor, vetoed a bill that would have compelled public universities to allow concealed weapons on campus.

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