Boom: Campus Carry Now in Texas -- What You Need to Know
Matthew Watkins writes at the Texas Tribune:
After months of meetings, protests and political debates, the time has come: It's legal to carry handguns into university buildings in Texas. The state's new campus carry law, passed in 2015, went into effect Monday.
What does that mean "at schools across the state," according to Watkins?
Here are a few bullet points:
- "Not everyone gets to carry guns; in fact, most students can't"
- "You still can't carry at community colleges or private schools"
- "There are still places [on campus] you can't take your gun"
- "This law is not unprecedented"
- "Campus carry is not open carry"
And finally, the "fight isn't over," Watkins states. "Gun rights advocates are upset about campuses trying to ban guns in dorms. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has argued that such bans violate the law. On the other side, three UT-Austin professors have sued their school and the state saying that the law violates academic freedom. A hearing on that case is scheduled for later this week."
Read the article in the Texas Tribune.