Texas Gov. Rick Perry and some Republicans in the Legislature say they are considering repealing a state law that prohibits the possession of firearms on college campuses. Perry and a group of lawmakers who have championed Second Amendment issues say students and faculty members who hold licenses to carry firearms should be allowed to take their weapons onto campus. The issue was launched to the forefront of national debate two weeks ago, after a 23-year-old student at Virginia Tech University carried out the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

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