Texas adds schools to cam­pus-carry law

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

FORT WORTH — Texas’ so-called “cam­pus carry” law will be ex­panded be­gin­ning to­day to also in­clude com­mu­nity col­leges in the state.

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 Fort Worth Star-Tele­gram re­ported that one school, Tarrant County Col­lege, has put up signs des­ig­nat­ing some ar­eas as gun-free zones.

Col­lege spokesman Regi­nald Gates said ri­fles will re­main among the weapons banned on cam­pus, and added that open carry of a hand­gun also isn’t al­lowed.

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.

Pri­vate col­leges in the state were al­lowed to opt out un­der the law and nearly all did.

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