Among the many things the newly minted Texas legislature hopes to debate is whether or not to allow concealed carry on Texas college campuses.

Stephen Green of Your Houston News reports:

Legislature could debate CHL carry on college campuses

Three state legislators from Montgomery County are leading the charge to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry on college and university campuses.

Republican state Sens. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, and Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, are joint authors of Senate Bill 11, which lifts a previous ban on concealed carry on those campuses. State Rep. Cecil Bell Jr., R-Magnolia, is a joint author of the SB 11’s sister bill, House Bill 937.

Both bills also would prevent college campuses from instituting rules that would prevent employees or students who lawfully carry concealed weapons.

“The passage of campus carry legislation in our state is long overdue,” Creighton stated in a release. “It is inconceivable that the answer to some of the tragedies that have taken place on college campuses is to disarm law-abiding citizens. SB 11 will allow individuals who have legally obtained a concealed handgun license to provide for their well-being and save the lives of unarmed students at the mercy of armed gunmen intent on causing them harm.”

Nichols said individuals still would have to obtain a concealed handgun license, which includes being at least 21 years old, passing state and federal background checks, submitting fingerprints to the Department of Public Safety and not being chemically dependent, among others.