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Texas universities oppose concealed guns, too

Kansas universities aren’t the only ones balking at a legislative mandate that they allow concealed guns on campus. College students and officials across Texas oppose a law allowing concealed-carry at Texas public universities, effective this August. The Texas law enabled the state’s private colleges and universities to decide for themselves whether to allow guns. So far, none of the more than 20 private schools – including Baylor, Texas Christian and Southern Methodist universities – has changed its policies to allow guns, the Washington Post reported. Texas’ public universities also asked for the right to decide, but as in Kansas, state lawmakers refused. – Phillip Brownlee