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Guns on Campus Protest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ About 300 University of Texas students marched to the state Capitol today to protest bills that would allow concealed firearms on college campuses.

The rally in Austin came on the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting massacre. The Texas House and Senate are considering bills that would prohibit colleges from banning concealed weapons license holders from carrying their weapons on campus.

Supporters want to reinforce their constitutional right to bear arms. Opponents say the measures would make campuses more dangerous with the potential for typical disputes over grades, romances and fraternity rivalries -- to become deadly. Some of the UT students held signs that read "More Guns, More Blood'' and "Remember VT.''

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