Gabriella Morrongiello reports at Campus Reform:
Gun rights groups nationwide spent the weekend celebrating after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill allowing students to carry concealed firearms on public college and university campuses throughout the state.
Abbott signed the hotly contested legislation into law at a shooting range Saturday, just months after the bill was first introduced to state legislators. In addition to campus carry, the Republican governor authorized licensed Texans to openly carry holstered handguns in designated concealed-carry locations.
"The police can’t be everywhere at once,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara is quoted as stating in February testimony to the Texas state legislature. "We’ve had a lot of active shooters who've come into schools," the sheriff said. "These shooters are usually cowards, and cowards love gun-free zones."
"Indiana University senior Crayle Vanest sits on the national board of Students for Concealed Carry and says the organization has seen female membership increase 'massively' over the last year," Campus Reform reports.