Showdown Looms Over University of Texas' Reading of Campus Carry Law

Showdown Looms Over University of Texas' Reading of Campus Carry Law

Showdown Looms Over University of Texas' Reading of Campus Carry Law

Texas' new law allowing college students to carry guns on public campuses doesn't take effect until August, but it's already triggered a showdown.

University of Texas-Austin President Gregory Fenves declared this week that he'll comply with the law, but claimed a loophole allows him to ban firearms in dormitories.

“I do not believe handguns belong on a university campus, so this decision has been the greatest challenge of my presidency to date,” Fenves wrote in a Feb. 17 letter to students, faculty and staff. “However, as president, I have an obligation to uphold the law.”

The law authorizes those with permits “to carry a concealed handgun while on the campus of a public, private, or independent institution of higher education.” But Fenves believes the law allows him to impose a dormitory ban.

That interpretation is not likely to sit well with state Attorney General Ken Paxton, who in December said that a ban on guns in dorms would be flouting the law.

 

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