Campus carry takes effect Aug. 1

Campus carry takes effect Aug. 1

Signage has been posted on all areas on campus where the possession of a concealed firearm is prohibited in preparation for Senate Bill 11’s early August roll out. SB 11 permits concealed handgun license holders to carry their concealed weapons on campus and into the general buildings of public universities...

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UTD releases campus carry recommendations

Editor’s note: This story has been updated since its original publication. Recommendations for concealed handguns need Regents’ approval After months of behind the scenes work by a special committee, President ad interim Hobson Wildenthal has released UTD’s recommendations for the implementation of Senate Bill 11, a law allowing the concealed carry of handguns on...

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Editorial Board: Campus carry debate clouded by fear on both sides of issue

The passage of SB11, the law allowing concealed handguns into campus buildings at Texas public colleges, has reignited the debate over campus carry. Unfortunately, most of the arguments being made are founded in fear rather than fact. For concealed handgun license holders, one of the main reasons they support the...

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Why Carry?

Why Carry?

Corrections: In a previous version of this article, Dennis McCuistion’s name was misspelled. Also, the time Will Perkins served in the Army was misstated. The Mercury regrets these errors. CHL holders detail reasons for supporting law allowing concealed handguns in campus buildings For political science sophomore Will Perkins, his concealed...

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Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

Q&A: Alex Piquero, campus carry liasion

In early August, professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences Alex Piquero was named as the chair of UTD’s campus carry working group. The group will meet to discuss SB11, the new state law passed earlier this year that allows registered...

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