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College Campus Guns Bill Delayed Again In State Senate

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A woman shoots a Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun at a shooting range. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A woman shoots a Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun at a shooting range. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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AUSTIN (AP) – A bill to allow concealed handguns into Texas college classrooms has stalled again the state Senate.

Now the bill that seemed likely to pass when the session began may be mortally wounded as opponents continue to rally support to defeat it.

The Republican sponsor of the bill says he didn’t have the votes to bring it up Monday. Sen. Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio said he hopes the delay is temporary but would not predict its future.

Wentworth had to delay the bill last week when support began to wane.

Higher education officials have strongly opposed the measure. They worry guns will lead to campus violence.

Supporters call it a critical self-defense measure and gun rights issue.

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