Sam Peshek for The Eagle reports:
It seems clear that Texas will inevitably join the growing list of states that allowed the licensed concealed carry of handguns on college campuses.
With bills in the Texas House and Senate working their way toward Gov. Greg Abbott, who has said he intends to sign such legislation when it reaches his desk, administrators and law enforcement officers in the state are prepared for a potential change. Whether schools like Texas A&M University or the University of Texas will wrangle with lawmakers if a campus carry law is implemented or embrace the change is uncertain, but for law enforcement, by and large, operations will carry on as usual.
Since Colorado passed legislation permitting handguns on college campuses in 2003, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Kansas, Wisconsin, Arkansas and Mississippi have all passed similar laws. Some schools, such as the University of Colorado and the University of Utah, drug their heels for years before being forced to implement the law. Others such as Idaho State and Colorado State have adopted the changes in stride.
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