AUSTIN (KXAN) — Before campus carry goes into effect next month, the University of Texas Board of Regents have to finalize their plan on what they want to see at the system’s campuses.
At Wednesday’s meeting, the board determined licensed gun owners can have a round in the chamber on campus, which is different than what the University of Texas at Austin president recommended. The regents also decided to let professors ban guns from their personal offices. The professors will be allowed to let people know via a sign or verbally.
UT President Greg Fenves decided in February that he would allow handguns in classrooms and the board agreed with that decision. Three professors from the University of Texas at Austin have filed a lawsuit in federal court saying forcing them to allow guns in classrooms would violate their 1st, 2nd and 14th Amendment rights. They say they should be allowed to make the decisions for themselves. The plaintiffs say they will seek a temporary injunction to stop campus carry altogether.
Campus Carry goes into effect in Texas on Aug. 1.