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Senator Birdwell Introduces Senate Bill 182: Campus Personal Protection Act

Senator Birdwell Introduces Senate Bill 182: Campus Personal Protection Act

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NRA-ILA   Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury) and 13 co-authors filed Senate Bill 182, NRA-backed legislation allowing adult Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHLs) to protect themselves on the campuses of public colleges and universities in Texas. As you may recall, the state Senate passed this legislation as a stand-alone bill in 2009…

Texas A&M Student Senate To Present Concealed Gun Carry Bill

Texas A&M Student Senate To Present Concealed Gun Carry Bill

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TheBatt.com By Annabelle Hutchinson   Student Senate will present a bill Wednesday night that calls on the Texas A&M University System and the Texas State Legislature to allow anyone with a valid concealed handgun license to carry a handgun on campus and within buildings. The bill claims that the school…

Stefani Carter says black women are Texas’ fastest-growing group of concealed-handgun permit applicants

Stefani Carter says black women are Texas’ fastest-growing group of concealed-handgun permit applicants

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PolitiFact.com By Stefani Carter   As a Republican state lawmaker and National Rifle Association member, as is GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, I applaud the position. But there are many other supporters of gun rights who are not here in attendance, and their identity might surprise you. What is the…

Concealed-carry saves lives, gun advocates say

Concealed-carry saves lives, gun advocates say

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Fort Worth Star Telegram By Dan Freedman   WASHINGTON — In the wake of mass shootings this summer, a fusillade of a different sort erupted when gun-rights advocates suggested an audience member with a concealed weapon might have saved the day. After gunman James Holmes opened fire in a crowded…

Waco real estate agents packing heat: Handgun class helps prepare for danger

Waco real estate agents packing heat: Handgun class helps prepare for danger

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Wacotrib.com By Tommy Witherspoon     Nearly every real estate agent has a story. They agree to meet strangers to show them vacant houses in rural areas. The agents use words like creepy, awkward, odd, uncomfortable and downright scared to describe the feelings potential homebuyers give them at times. Just…

Ruffin-It: Liberals and gun ownership

Ruffin-It:  Liberals and gun ownership

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YourHoustonNews.com By Paul Ruffin   What I found most amusing about my experience at Porch Court in Memphis (see last week’s column here) was that by admitting that I was a member of the NRA and in possession of a CHL (Concealed Handgun License), I was immediately assumed to be…

Pickup break-ins leads victims to open fire

Pickup break-ins leads victims to open fire

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The San Antonio Express News By Vianna Davilla and Nolan Hicks Two men fired at individuals who allegedly broke into their pickup Saturday and stole several weapons from the cab, police said. A pair of men who fled in a tan or gold SUV with bullet-hole damage on the driver’s…

Texas State Capitol visitors can now skip security checkpoints without concealed weapon permit

Texas State Capitol visitors can now skip security checkpoints without concealed weapon permit

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The Republic By The Associated Press               AUSTIN, Texas — Texas State Capitol visitors who don’t want to go through security checkpoints can now do so without a concealed handgun permit. The San Antonio Express News reported (bit.ly/P9nT0W) Saturday that anyone can pay $100,…