Legislative

First Alert: Delay of Concealed Carry Legislation

 A piece of legislation that TACT has been diligently advocating against, SB 354, the concealed carry on campus bill, has been stalled in the Senate Chamber.  The author of the bill, Senator Jeff Wentworth, lost a few key votes on Thursday that he needed to bring the bill to the floor for debate.  Two legislators reversed their positions on the bill showing that there are some legislators who are nervous to implement such dangerous laws.

 The TACT office sent an email to all senators regarding the delay of the bill.  It follows:

Statesman Editorial Agrees with TACT

Things are heating up at the Capitol, and the Austin papers are getting hot on topics relating to higher education.  Yesterday’s Austin American Statesman ran the following editorial, concerning guns on campus. The Senate version of the bill, SB 354, is currently pending in committee while the House version, HB 457, will be debated on the floor on Wednesday, March 30th.

Committee Hearing for Concealed Carry Legislation

The House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee will hear testimony on concealed carry on campus legislation on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  All four bills in the House, HB 86, HB 698, HB 750, HB 1167,

Committee Hearing for Concealed Carry Legislation

The House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee will hear testimony on concealed carry on campus legislation on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.  All four bills in the House, HB 86, HB 698, HB 750, HB 1167,

Concealed Handgun Carry Resolution

TACT has been busy advocating for faculty rights at the Capitol, and now we’re putting our views into writing.  See our new resolution on Concealed Handgun Carry.

TACT vehemently opposes that students should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses, as our research and reason shows that the effects of such a bill would be disastrous.  This resolution will soon be put before the Legislature and presented to media sources.

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