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Concealed Carry On Campus

Concealed Carry On Campus


Texas will soon become the seventh state in the U.S. to allow conceal carry handguns on college campuses. Under the gun of a midnight deadline the Texas Senate was able to approve and pass a revised version of the original bill. The biggest change gives local control to public universities; allowing them to map out campus areas where guns will and will not be allowed.

"That is what I see as part of the benefit. They did give us some leadway in that recognizing that not all of the universities are the same. There will be special instances where they might be more restrictive," said Julie Gaynor, MSU Public Information Officer.

So where will Texomans attending MSU be able to carry?

"It's just we have a lot of work to do before we make that determination about where on campus," said Gaynor.

While Abbott is expected to sign the bill into law this Sunday the new rules will not apply until 2016. Private schools have the option to completely opt out of concealing campus carry.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6
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