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UT group releases guidelines for campus carry rules

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The University of Texas Concealed Carry Working Group sent a memo on Monday to Chancellor William H. McRaven and 14 UT system presidents outlining its recommendations for implementation of the recently passed Senate Bill 11, which allows concealed carry of handguns in public university buildings. The law won’t go into effect until Aug. 1, which gives university presidents time to, as the law states, “establish reasonable rules” regarding implementation. As a “starting point,” the memo lists several potential “exclusion zones,” such as patient care areas, ticketed sporting events and labs “with extremely dangerous chemicals, biologic agents, or explosive agents.” The memo also provides guidance on other points of concern, such as responsibilities regarding provision of handgun storage and means of notification about exclusion zones. Notably, the memo reports that the working group “did not reach consensus” on the law’s intent regarding whether college presidents may exclude guns from classrooms. The full memo is embedded below.

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