AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved allowing concealed carry permit holders to have guns in their locked cars parked outside schools.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
Sen. Bryan Hughes’ bill was approved Monday 25-6. A similar, bipartisan measure has cleared a committee in the state House but not yet reached a floor vote in that chamber.
It is aimed at teachers who have licenses to carry concealed handguns and want to keep guns in their cars while at work.READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
State law bans guns on school grounds.
Hughes, a Republican from Mineola, said the measure had “grassroots” support because he heard from two teachers who supported the idea.
Sen. Sylvia Garcia, a Houston Democrat opposed to the proposal, objected, asking if two people in support really constituted a grassroots groundswell.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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