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It’s now legal to conceal carry on campus

It’s now legal to conceal carry on campus

August 01
10:31 2016

Scott Sidway | News Editor

@ScottyWK

The Texas campus carry law, passed in state legislature last June, is now underway.

UNT officials have laid out an overview of the school’s campus carry policy, including which buildings and parts of campus are designated as sensitive areas where concealed carry is not allowed. Members of the university’s campus carry task force have urged students, faculty and staff to become familiar with what is allowed and what is prohibited with the new law.

The law only applies to those who are licensed to carry concealed handguns, meaning somebody must be 21 years or older to fit the description of the law. It also does not permit the open carry of guns – only concealed. It also only applies to public, four-year universities in Texas, such as UNT, with private schools receiving the choice to opt out of the law. Most private universities in the state have chosen to do just that.

Campus carry will go into effect for two-year colleges and junior colleges August 1, 2017.

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