Leave your gun at home if you're going to college.
State Sen. John Whitmire (D-Houston) said today several measures to expand the places where people can carry their legal handguns will not make it out of his committee and are dead for the session.
The most significant one is a bill that would allow students, professors, and visitors to carry their guns on college campuses.
"I think that bill is very divisive," Whitmire told 1200 WOAI news. "I don't think it has two thirds on the Senate floor."
It only takes a majority for the Senate to pass a measure, but under the chamber's unique 'two thirds rule' two thirds of the Senators, or 19 members, have to vote to bring an item up for debate.
"For us, the state, to allow it to sanction it, to allow it, is improper so soon after the Sandy Hook tragedy," he said.
Senators did indicate that they will approve a compromise measure which would allow concealed handguns to be kept in cars in college parking lots, but would not allow them to be removed from the cars.
That is seen as a compromise for the gun lobby, as most of their priorities for the session go down the drain.
The measures join casino gambling and several measures which would restrict abortion as dead on arrival in the Legislature this session.