Concealed carry bill for universities filed in Texas House

A freshman representative’s bill gives the Texas Legislature a bill…

A freshman representative’s bill gives the Texas Legislature a bill in both houses that would allow concealed firearms on university campuses.

State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, filed the bill Thursday, two days after a shooting at Lone Star College-North Harris Campus in Houston injured four people and a week after state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, filed similar legislation in the Texas Senate.

Capriglione said on his Facebook that he believes Texas’ environment for expanding concealed carry has improved and support for such measures enjoys substantial support in the House.

“If the bill makes it to the House floor, I feel confident it passes. It’s not going to be easy, but for the sake of our students, it needs to happen,” Capriglione said on his Facebook page.

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