Texas universities are firing back against a bill that would permit students to carry handguns on campus, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Rep. Joe Driver, R-Garland, said his bill would be limited to students 21 and older. But campus police chiefs and administrators say the idea of permitting firepower on campus is a potential threat to student safety. "As one faculty person told me, ‘Do you think I want to pass out those F’s and D’s with somebody in the classroom having a gun?’" said Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth. The April 2007 massacre of 32 people at Virginia Tech by a mentally disturbed student ignited a nationwide call for greater safety at colleges. Both sides in the debate over Driver’s bill cite that tragedy in making their case. "There might have been a lot less people dead" if there had been a legally armed student at Virginia Tech to stop the gunman, Driver said. But others say Driver’s law would spread weapons into colleges, perhaps leading to further violence…

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