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St. Edward's To Remain Gun Free
The university says its long-standing policy of prohibiting weapons on campus will stand. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 08:04 AM EST
Trinity University Opts Out of Campus Carry Law
Private university in SA is the latest to exercise opt-out clause in Campus Carry law.Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 02:55 PM EST
Hundreds March to State Capitol Protesting Campus Carry Legislation
Activists marched with books in hand and left them on the south steps of the capitol to send a message that books belong in the classroom and not guns. GunFree UT organized the march Friday, January 8, 2016 at 08:47 PM CST
UTSA Task Force Releases Recommendations for Campus Carry
A task force at the University of Texas at San Antonio asked to review campus carry has delivered its preliminary recommendations at a city hall forum.Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 05:57 PM CST
Southwestern University Opts Out of Campus Carry
The new law goes into effect in August 2016. The Georgetown school joins a growing list of private universities across the state opting out.Friday, December 11, 2015 at 09:22 PM CST
Capital Tonight: UT Task Force Says Guns OK in Classrooms, Not Dorms
A University of Texas task force on campus carry decides guns are okay in classrooms but not in dorms. Plus, the candidate shuffle is in full effect. Friday, December 11, 2015 at 08:10 AM CST
Committee Delivers Suggestions for UT Campus Carry
Guns on college campuses is coming soon, and university leaders are working hard to prepare. A 19-member committee issued more than two dozen recommendations Thursday to the University of Texas on how to handle this change. Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 06:59 PM CST
UT Committee Unveils Recommendations for Implementing Campus Carry Law
Concealed handguns at the University of Texas will be allowed in most classrooms -- but not dorm rooms.Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 09:49 AM CST
Mock Mass Shooting Planned for UT Austin Campus
Two gun rights groups planned to conduct a mock mass shooting this weekend at the University of Texas campus in an effort to end gun-free zones. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 05:36 PM CST
St. Mary's University Says No to Campus Carry
Another private university is saying no to guns on campus. Our John Salazar touched base with area institutions who are bucking the state's controversial campus carry bill. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 11:34 AM CST
Rice Opts Out of Campus Carry
Yesterday, Rice University joined a growing number of private schools that plan to opt out of the law. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:04 AM CST
UT Faculty Continue to Fight Campus Carry Law
The UT Faculty Council approved a resolution that opposes allowing guns in UT classrooms, and other areas at the university. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 01:29 PM CST
Anti-Gun Rally Fights Campus Carry Law
The campus gun debate is back. A third rally against the state's Campus Carry law took to the steps of UT's West Mall on Tuesday. Ralliers said they at least want more say on how the law is implemented, and they're ready take the issue to court if necessary. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 08:19 PM CST
UTSA Faculty, Students Protest New Campus Carry Law
Protesters at the University of Texas at San Antonio marched against the new campus-carry law. Under the new law, licensed gun owners can bring a concealed handgun into Texas universities starting next year. Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 08:54 AM EDT
Capital Tonight: McCarthy Drops Out, UT Prof Leaving Over Campus Carry
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy abruptly drops out of the House Speaker race. New numbers show the effect of a massive criminal justice overhaul in Texas. A UT Professor says he's leaving due to the implementation of the campus carry law. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick lays out the Senate's initiatives in the interim.Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 07:05 PM CDT
UT Professor Leaves Position Over Campus Carry Decision
Even though he has been technically retired since last year, economics Professor Daniel Hamermesh agreed to teach one class every fall through 2017. But since guns will be allowed on public college campuses next year, Hamermesh decided he'd leave a little early.Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 06:06 PM EDT
UT Students, Staff Discuss Campus Concealed Carry Law
The university is holding another public forum on the issue today. Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed the new law allowing licensed gun owners to carry their concealed weapons on university campuses. Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:57 AM CDT
Political Week in Review: Planned Parenthood, Ted Cruz, Concealed Carry
From the battle over Planned Parenthood funding in Washington to a new poll showing Texans favor Donald Trump over hometown boy Ted Cruz, it was another busy week in Texas politics.Friday, October 2, 2015 at 02:39 PM CDT
Oregon College Shooting Ignites Campus Carry Debate
The college campus shooting in Oregon rattled many University of Texas students, especially with the campus carry law in the spotlight of debate. The shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday Central Time, just as a rally against carrying guns on campus was wrapping up.Friday, October 2, 2015 at 08:05 AM CDT
Gun-Free Rally Disrupted by Supporters of Campus Carry
According to UT campus police, two people were arrested Thursday for criminal trespass and one for resisting arrest. The gun-free rally reserved the space on campus, which means the campus carry supporters were trespassing.Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 04:23 PM CDT
Capital Tonight: Texas Endorsements, Campus Carry Forum
Former gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis throw her support behind Hillary Clinton, while Ted Cruz picks up dozens of endorsements from Texas lawmakers. Then, UT holds its first public forum on how to implement campus carry.Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 07:12 PM CDT
UT-Austin to Hold Public Forums on Campus Carry
University of Texas at Austin students and staff will give their two cents on Texas' law allowing people to carry concealed handguns on campus.Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 07:20 AM CDT
Capital Tonight: UT President Greg Fenves
UT President Greg Fenves joins the show to discuss the future of campus carry, the highly-scrutinized admissions program and beer at Longhorn football games.Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 07:34 PM CDT
Governor Signs Campus and Open Carry Bills
Gov. Greg Abbott has expressed his priority of extending gun rights in the state. The governor formally signed two Second Amendment bills into law at a gun range in Pflugerville Saturday. Our Alex Stockwell explains why lawmakers and licensed gun owners are excited over the new laws and what some say the bills lack.Monday, June 15, 2015 at 08:05 AM CDT
Texas House Tentatively OKs Campus Carry
During a last-minute and late-night deal, a bill that would allow guns on college campuses won preliminary approval in the Texas House. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:46 AM CDT
Details of Contested ‘Campus Carry’ Bill
The full-House could take on Campus Carry any day now—the last hurdle the legislation has before it heads to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for a signature. “Capital Tonight's” LeAnn Wallace sat down with the author of the controversial bill. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 08:14 PM CDT
Capital Commentators: House Border Plan, Campus Carry
Political strategists Harold Cook and Ted Delisi give their takes on the week's news at the State Capitol, including a look at the House border plan and the Senate campus carry bill.Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:20 PM CDT
Senate Passes Campus Carry Bill
Licensed gun owners could soon be able to carry their concealed weapons on public college campuses. The Senate approved a campus carry bill Wednesday after shooting down dozens of proposed amendments from Senate Democrats.Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:40 AM CDT
Capital Tonight: Border Funding, Campus Carry
The House approves its cornerstone border security bill, while the Senate moves forward a bill that would allow handguns on public university campuses. Then, lawmakers make a move to change CPRIT funding and Attorney General Ken Paxton files another lawsuit against the federal government.Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 07:23 PM CDT
House Committee Takes Up Open Carry, Campus Carry
On the House side, open carry was up for public comment in committee Tuesday. The House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety heard from supporters and critics of their version of the open-carry bill. Our Chris Cybulski was there and brings us some of the heated debate.Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 06:57 PM CDT
Campus Carry Bill Making Traction at Capitol
The Campus Carry bill would allow students and staff with proper licenses to carry firearms on college campuses. The bill has 19 co-sponsors in the Senate. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has already referred the bill to committee, which will likely clear the way for its quick passage through the full chamber. Monday, February 2, 2015 at 09:29 AM CST
'Campus Carry' bill shot down in Senate
The so-called campus carry bill is among legislation nearing expiration at the State Capitol and the bill is as good as dead, according to Democratic lawmakers.Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:03 AM EDT
Guns-on-campus advocates, opposition make final case to Texas Senate
Testimony on the campus carry bill got personal Tuesday as gun advocates on both sides of the issue made their final pleas to lawmakers.Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 01:24 PM EDT
House OKs guns on campus, school marshals bills
Guns in schools are on the minds of state lawmakers in the wake of several high profile mass shootings.Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 05:12 PM EDT
'Campus Carry' bill up for debate - again
Lawmakers heard testimony Thursday from both sides of controversial proposed legislation called the “Campus Carry” bill.Friday, March 15, 2013 at 04:54 PM EDT
Texas Senate approves guns in college classrooms
Texas senators have voted to allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public college classrooms.Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 12:27 AM EDT
Guns-on-campus bill stalls on Senate floor
The debate over guns on college campuses continues to stall on the Senate floor, and may not see a final vote anytime soon.Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:01 AM EDT
Support for guns on campus legislation dwindling
Opponents of guns on public college campuses won another round at the State Capitol Monday.Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 02:49 AM EDT
Campus concealed handgun class revives debate
A concealed handgun licensing class held on the University of Texas campus got a little extra attention given a debate happening right now at the Capitol.Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 07:34 PM EST
Legislators revive campus gun debate
Legislators are expected weigh in on whether or not concealed handguns should be allowed in Texas college classrooms.Friday, February 18, 2011 at 03:06 AM EST
Virginia Tech survivors speak out against gun legislation
Two men impacted by the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech are fighting efforts to allow concealed handguns in Texas college classrooms.Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 07:11 PM EST
TxSt students react to Northern Illinois University shooting
Every time Michael Guzman sets foot on the Texas State University campus, he has to leave his handgun behind.Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 05:17 PM EST
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