SCC Commends UT-Tyler & Texas State University on Well-Crafted Campus Carry Policies

Campus Carry
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Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Austin, TX -( Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) commends the University of Texas at Tyler and Texas State University for adopting campus carry policies that address legitimate concerns while respecting the clear intent of Texas Senate Bill 11.

The policies recommended by the UT-Tyler and Texas State campus carry committees and adopted by President Rodney H. Mabry and President Denise Trauth, respectively, create clear, concise policies and limited gun-free zones that neither undermine the state's new campus carry law nor unnecessarily impede the rights of concealed handgun license (CHL)/license to carry (LTC) holders.

Antonia Okafor, Southwest regional director for SCC, commented, “The university presidents and campus carry committees at UT-Tyler and Texas State have demonstrated that it is possible for a university to adopt a campus carry policy that addresses specific concerns while still respecting the clear intent of Texas Senate Bill 11. Other Texas universities, particularly the University of Texas at Austin, would do well to learn from these examples.”

About Students for Concealed Carry:

Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit

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