Colleges in Texas are a step closer to becoming safer. State (R) Sen. Wentworth’s bill to allow CCW handguns on college campuses was approved — as an amendment to a fiscal bill (which included monies for higher education) in the state senate. From the Dallas News blog:

The proposal, generally opposed by higher education officials across the state, would allow Texans with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun into any buildings on a college campus, including classrooms. It would also allow students with a license to keep a handgun in their dormitories, although college officials would be allowed to restrict where it could be stored. The vote to add Wentworth’s amendment was 21-10, with all the no votes cast by Democrats. House members have not yet voted on similar legislation.

Pro-gun Texans need to start calling and emailing their representatives in the House.