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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

It's official: Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill that will allow concealed-carry on college campuses.

Ignoring opposition from university leaders throughout the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) visited a gun range on Saturday, where he signed legislation permitting concealed firearms to be carried at public colleges and universities in Texas. Although the new law does give these schools some power to set rules regarding guns on campus, the new law specifically prohibits university presidents from “establish[ing] provisions that generally prohibit or have the effect of generally prohibiting license holders from carrying concealed handguns on the campus of the institution.”

The only catch for prospective Good Guys With Guns is that you have to be 21-years-old to obtain a concealed carry license in Texas, meaning a significant portion of the student body will not have the privilege of carrying a pistol to their chemistry class.

But it makes perfect sense to tie the legal carry age to the legal drinking age, right?

Happy 21st birthday, here's your gun and a six-pack. Yeehaw!

  • Christopher Foxx

    I’m really starting to dread seeing that picture on the bobcesca.com home page.

  • fry1laurie

    Next up, the “Have your firearms drawn and ready at all times” BIll, but only for daycare providers.

  • muselet

    In response to critics, Greg Abbott said this:

    “In general, what we’ve seen in the states that have campus carry, there haven’t been any problems on those campuses,” he said at a bill signing at a shooting range, according to the Texas Tribune. “I think that the way the Legislature worked this out [that] we will see that campus carry in the state of Texas will also pose no more problems.”

    “In general” is carrying a lot of weight there.

    Also, the faith Abbott puts in the Texas Legislature is almost charming. Maybe as an outsider I’m prejudiced, but as far as I can make out, the Lege isn’t exactly famous for its meticulous approach to crafting laws.

    –alopecia

    • JMAshby

      To say that the Texas legislature is an abomination would be putting it nicely.