Banning Concealed Carry Weapons On Campus Essay

837 Words Feb 15th, 2016 4 Pages
In 2015, Texas became another state to allow concealed carry weapons on college campuses. The law allowing concealed carry weapons on campus (Senate Bill 11) will take effect on August 1, 2016 for all state 4-year colleges and universities and August 1, 2017 for 2-year and junior colleges. To carry a gun on campus each student must have a concealed handgun license (CHL) and be 21 years old, while also meeting the state and federal qualifications to own a handgun. While the handgun is allowed to be loaded, it must be concealed, meaning out of sight or hidden.
Universities are allowed to designate areas on campus that are “gun free” or sensitive areas, which are where concealed weapons will not be allowed to enter. Many colleges in Texas, much like Brazosport College are very interested in the student body and staff’s opinions involving the new law taking place this year and areas on campus that should be “gun free”. Brazosport College has held forums in Gator Hall with open discussion about the new law and individuals opinions on where there should be “gun free” zones.
These choices involving sensitive areas on campus will overall be determined by important representatives from the student body and staff and approved by a committee and then sent to the Board of Regents for a 2/3 vote for approval. Even though there is no stopping the new Campus Carry law, colleges still have quite a bit of say so on the matter, this is why it is so important to get involved in the…

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