Colleges Prepare For Start Of Campus Carry

Colleges Prepare For Start Of Campus Carry

October 22, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


10:00 AND FOR UPDATES ANYTIME YOU CAN FOLLOW JACK ON TWITTER. KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO COLLEGE AND FOR SOME THEY ARE PARKING MORE THAN JUST BOOKS. NEW CAMPUS CARRY LAW STARTS NEXT WEEK AT AUGUST 1. WE HAVE A REPORT FROM ARLINGTON WITH HOW ONE CAMPUS IS REGULATING WHERE GUN OWNERS CAN LIVE. TELL US MORE. Reporter: WELL, ALL THE CAMPUSES HAVE TO DO SOME THINGS THE SAME LIKE THEY HAVE TO PUT UP SIGNS TELLING PEOPLE WHERE THEY CAN AND CAN’T CARRY FIREARMS AND OTHER CAMPUSES DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY. AT UTA ALL THEIR GUIDELINES ARE ONLINE AND ALL OF THIS TRYING TO BALANCE BETWEEN STUDENT RIGHTS AND FEARS. I’M GOING TO LEARN NOT TO EXPECT SOMEBODY TO COME AND SHOOT YOU. Reporter: CAMPUS CARRY IS DIVISIVE AMONG FAMILIES. THIS UNT SENIOR. JUST SCARE YOU COMING TO SCHOOL. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW THAT THE PERSON SITTING NEXT TO YOU HAS A GUN? STEPHANIE’S BROTHER IS ABOUT TO START COLLEGE. FOR ME, LIKE, IF I HAD A GUN RIGHT NOW I CAME HERE TO UNT, LIKE, THAT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL SAFE BECAUSE WHAT IF THERE WAS A SHOOTING? I COULD PROBABLY TRY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Reporter: STATE SCHOOLS HAVE STRUGGLED TO MAKE BOTH SIDES COMFORTABLE AS MONDAY’S DEADLINE TO START CAMPUS CARRY APPROACHES. NEW SIGNS ON ARENAS, THEATERS AND STADIUMS RESTRICT WHERE GUNS ARE ALLOWED. UNT RESTRICTS CARRIERS LIVING ON CAMPUS TO A SINGLE DORMITORY BUILDING WITH NO ROOMMATES AND A GUN LOCK BOX PROVIDED IN THE ROOM. JAMES ABBOTT GOES TO UT AUSTIN BUT GOES WHERE HIS BROTHER WILL ATTEND. THE U. IT HAS BEEN IN TURMOIL OVER IT. IT’S BEEN ON MY MIND AS MUCH AS ANYBODY ELSE. THEY SEND OUT EMAILS ALL THE TIME FROM THE ADMINISTRATION. Reporter: CAMPUS CARRY HASN’T FACTORED AT ALL INTO HIS BROTHER’S DECISION TO ATTEND UNT. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT HE HAS BROUGHT UP. Reporter: ADMINISTRATORS SAY THE REALITY IS THEY DON’T EXPECT TOO MANY GUN CARRIERS ON CAMPUS. THE REASONS? YOU HAVE TO BE OVER 21 TO GET YOUR LICENSE IN THE FIRST PLACE. AND THERE’S ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF TEXANS WHO ACTUALLY HAVE CONCEALED CARRY LICENSES. REPORTING LIVE, JOEL THOMAS, CBS 11 NEWS. WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO OTHER LOCAL CAMPUSES ABOUT THIS CONCEALED CARRY LAW. THE SIGNS EXPLAINING THE NEW