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Texas universities brace for concealed guns in campus buildings

Texas universities brace for concealed guns in campus buildings

Carrying concealed weapons in campus buildings will be legal in Texas as of next summer, but that doesn’t mean the debate is over: Opponents are trying to forestall enforcement by creating gun-free zones.

The law’s effective date, Aug. 1, is also the 50th anniversary of a mass shooting at the University of Texas at Austin that left 14 people dead and 32 wounded.

The Austin campus has also become the epicenter of a movement against implementing the law.

On Tuesday, about 200 demonstrators from Gun Free UT rallied on campus. Speakers included the sister of one of 20 children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Chase Jennings —...

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