State lawmakers continue to spar over Texas’ campus carry law

images-2Tom Benning Email tbenning@dallasnews.com
Published: December 17, 2015 4:26 pm

AUSTIN – As public universities in Texas have started to detail their preliminary plans for campus carry, state lawmakers continue to argue over the particulars of the contentious firearms legislation that was passed this year.

The latest gambit comes from Sen. Kirk Watson, an Austin Democrat who’s opposed the measure.

Watson on Thursday asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to withhold issuing an opinion on the law until after schools actually implement their campus carry policies. That request came after Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, had asked Paxton to weigh in on the law’s finer points.

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