campus carry

Campus carry off to quiet start
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Sat, Oct 15, 2016 - 12:06am

By Kayla Davis

As midterms are approaching, students are in the thick of the semester. But this semester is not like previous ones.

Texas joined seven other states on Aug. 1 in allowing concealed handguns onto their university campuses. And despite the heated debate from faculty, staff and students on the campus carry policy, so far the University of North Texas seems pretty quiet.

A criminal justice graduate student received a license to carry in May and has been carrying a concealed handgun on campus since August.

“I guess the only difference now is that I now have peace of mind if something was to...

With Campus Carry In Effect, Questions Remain For University Presidents
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Fri, Aug 5, 2016

Texas’ campus carry law went into effect this week, which allows people with concealed handgun licenses to carry their weapons onto public universities. University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk is one of many school administrators wrestling with how to enforce the law. 

He talked about how the law will be enforced when the fall semester begins Aug. 29.

Interview Highlights: Neal Smatresk…

…On how campus carry will work at UNT:

“Well generally, you can carry concealed handguns if you are a legal permit holder on any public part...

To carry on campus, study up
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Sat, Apr 2, 2016 - 11:35pm

by Holly Hacker

DALLAS — The University of Texas at Austin says you can carry a semiautomatic handgun, but you can’t leave a bullet in the chamber. The University of North Texas says you can wear a gun in your dorm, but no one can see it — unless you’re taking it off to safely store it in your room.

Come August, people will be allowed to bring concealed handguns inside buildings at public four-year universities, with some exceptions. Most of those universities still are wading through myriad rules and scenarios to determine exactly what will and won’t be allowed.

It’s a process that has been more complicated...

Texas universities differ on campus carry reports
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Mon, Mar 21, 2016 - 8:00am

Across the state, higher education institutions are releasing their campus carry policies.

Senate Bill 11, otherwise known as Campus Carry, will go into effect on Aug. 1. The legislation allows presidents of universities to set reasonable rules to fit their campuses.

With that, campuses across the state have set up Campus Carry Task Forces to set these guidelines with input around campus to send to presidents for approval. The presidents then send these recommendations to the system of their universities.

On Tuesday, Texas Tech released its final recommendations from the Campus Carry Task Force.

Other...

Bring your gun to class or leave it in the car? Texas universities juggle mishmash of campus carry rules
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Tue, Mar 29, 2016 - 8:00am

The University of Texas at Austin says you can carry a semiautomatic handgun, but you can’t leave a bullet in the chamber. The University of North Texas says you can wear a gun in your dorm, but no one can see it – unless you’re taking it off to safely store it in your room.

Come August, people will be allowed to bring concealed handguns inside buildings at public four-year universities, with some exceptions. Most of those universities are still wading through myriad rules and scenarios to determine exactly what will and won’t be allowed.

It’s a process that has been more complicated than not, filled with questions...