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!