Students at the University of Texas at Austin will soon be able to carry carry handguns on campus.
University of Texas President Gregory Fenves approved Wednesday the new campus policy.
“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, but most campuses have decided they would not allow guns to be carried.
Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Utah, Wisconsin and Oregon also allow students to carry concealed handguns on campus.
According to the University of Texas at Austin, the law says you have to be 21 before applying for a concealed carry license. Fewer then 1% of their students will be eligible.