Texas ‘Campus Carry' Law Expands to Community Colleges

The state's so-called "campus carry" law expanded to also include community colleges in Texas Tuesday.

People with a handgun license will be allowed to carry a concealed firearm on campus, although there will be some restrictions such as in performance halls or child-care centers.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tarrant County College has put up signs designating some areas as gun-free zones.

TCC spokesman Reginald Gates said rifles remain among the weapons banned on campus, and added that open carry of a handgun also isn't allowed.

The Texas Legislature in 2015 adopted a law that already allows concealed handguns at public colleges statewide, but community colleges were given an extra year to prepare.

Private colleges were allowed to opt out under the law and nearly all did.

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