‘Campus Carry’ Expanding To Texas Community Colleges

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The state’s so-called “campus carry” law will be expanded beginning Tuesday to also include community colleges in Texas.

People with a handgun license will be allowed to carry a concealed firearm on campus, although there will be some restrictions such as in performance halls or child-care centers.

The Texas Legislature in 2015 adopted a law that already allows concealed handguns at public colleges statewide, but community colleges were given an extra year to prepare.

Lorinda Olson, a Blinn College Mom says, “Personally I’m very excited about that I think that they need if you have a concealed weapons license you should have the right to carry and I think to be able to protect yourself and I’d like to know that my child actually has that opportunity.”

John Chancellor is Chief of Police for the Blinn College District. He’s not expecting any problems.

“Parents need to know that students who are eligible to carry have to have a license to carry and it has to be concealed on college campuses and there are a few restricted places they can not carry such as athletic events and in some laboratories on the college campuses,” he said.

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