State Representative Drew Springer Dicusses Campus Carry And Water Projects in Texas Legislative Session [AUDIO]
On the Wednesday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, state representative Drew Springer talked with Chad Hasty about the latest going on in the Texas state legislative session.
With less that 30 days remaining in the legislative session, Springer believes that the "everybody's getting along" phase of the session is over and things are finally starting to heat up. This was shown Monday during the debate over House Bill 11, the water bill. Springer agreed that the water issue is extremely important, but that the legislature should bust the budget cap in order to implement the land. He added that he had no objections with taking the money for the water projects out of the state's rainy day fund.
Springer also discussed the "weak" campus carry bill brought up in the legislature this week. He pointed out that the bill had been re-written by the committee head and was not the original bill penned by the author, and that they are working on ways to strengthen it when the bill goes up for debate this Saturday. Springer went on to say that all concealed carry on campus does is help protect the students, but it seems everyone wants to vilify it and make it into something terrible and scary.
"We have all of these statistics, we've got 18 years of fantastic history of those with CHLs...but people want to dream up scenarios that in real life just have never happened to fight it. And it baffles me where they're at on it. I'm proud to have several of the school districts in the state of Texas that now allow carry on [at campuses for] K through 12, and we have no problem with it."
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