Texas school campuses consider gun-free zones

Brandon Mulder for the Midland Reporter-Telegram reports:

Last weekend Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a highly controversial bill into law that will allow the carrying of handguns on higher education campuses. Now Permian Basin colleges and universities will begin mulling over how they’ll implement the law.

As adopted, the so called “campus carry” bill allows schools to establish reasonable rules and regulations against carrying handguns, so long as the regulations do not “have the effect of generally prohibiting license holders from carrying concealed handguns on the campus,” the bill reads. Campuses, for instance, may establish gun-free zones in areas of their choosing.

“We have a child care center on campus, so that would obviously be a good place to have a gun-free zone,” said University of Texas of the Permian Basin spokeswoman Travis Woodward.

Other locations the campus likely will prohibit carrying concealed weapons include the campus’ charter school and early college high school, and the student counseling center, Woodward said.

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