Friday, March 4, 2011

In Honor of Guns & Gin

A quick review of activity at the Texas Capitol has revealed an additional bill seeking to allow concealed handguns on college campuses: HB 2178.  That makes at least 6 bills awaiting vote and ratification on the issue of arming college students.  In another bill related to college life, the Texas House enrolled HR34 recognizing the 75th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in Texas.  Although the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution ended prohibition in 1933 at the federal level, Texas did repeal its constitutional ban on alcohol until 1935.  As a compromise, the Texas adopted a policy of letting local authorities determine whether to be "dry" or "wet."  HR34 also honors the 75th anniversary of the TABC, the bane of underage college students across the state.

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