Students at the University of Texas at Austin will soon be allowed to carry handguns on campus.
University of Texas President Gregory Fenves approved Wednesday the guidelines for gun owners in light of a recently passed state law allowing guns on campuses.
“I have thoroughly reviewed the policy recommendations of the Campus Carry Working Group and decided to adopt them,” Fences said. “Under the law, I cannot adopt a policy that has the general effect of excluding licensed concealed handguns from campus.”
In 2015, the Republican-led Texas Legislature voted to allow guns within buildings on public college campuses throughout the state.