Texas to look at letting guns on campus

Jason Bowman would feel safer walking to his night classes at Tarrant County College if he had his concealed handgun.

But he leaves it behind because state law doesn’t let him carry it on campus.

The 23-year-old Benbrook man is among those hoping that will change soon, as state lawmakers consider the issue.

"I applaud campus police, but there is absolutely no way they can be all places at all times," said Bowman, a paramedic and firefighter. "Please don’t make me prove that I will stand up and fight an armed man without my weapon if [there is] danger. At least give me my gun, too."

The expansion of the concealed-carry law is just one of several firearm proposals ricocheting around the Texas Capitol, drawing fire from gun safety advocates.

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