Tribpedia: Campus Carry

Campus Carry is an effort by gun rights advocates to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry firearms onto Texas college campuses.

Supporters of the measure, which died in the 2009 session when it did not come up for a vote in time, say it could prevent tragedies like the massacres at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University. Right ...

The Daily Show visited Texas to cover a protest of campus carry that featured students at the University of Texas at Austin carrying dildos. Here, Open Carry Texas Founder C.J. Grisham holds a sex toy handed to him by Daily Show Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.
The Daily Show visited Texas to cover a protest of campus carry that featured students at the University of Texas at Austin carrying dildos. Here, Open Carry Texas Founder C.J. Grisham holds a sex toy handed to him by Daily Show Correspondent Roy Wood Jr.

The Daily Show Visits Texas to Cover Campus Carry Dildo Protest

The Daily Show, Comedy Central's satirical news program, visited the University of Texas at Austin to cover the eye-popping protest of the state's campus carry law.

UT-Austin organizers pass out dildos to students for the Cocks Not Glocks movement in protest of newly enacted campus carry law on August 23, 2016.
UT-Austin organizers pass out dildos to students for the Cocks Not Glocks movement in protest of newly enacted campus carry law on August 23, 2016.

UT-Austin Students Snatch Up Free Dildos for Gun Protest

Cocks Not Glocks, a UT-Austin group formed in response to legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, passed out thousands of multicolored sex toys Tuesday evening in preparation for a Wednesday protest rally.

Pascale Bos, an associate professor at UT Austin, walks over desks after pinning up a "Books not bullets" sign at a peace and wellness workshop organized by Gun-Free UT and held in a UT Austin classroom on Aug. 1, 2016, the day Texas' "campus carry" law went into effect and the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on the UT campus.
Pascale Bos, an associate professor at UT Austin, walks over desks after pinning up a "Books not bullets" sign at a peace and wellness workshop organized by Gun-Free UT and held in a UT Austin classroom on Aug. 1, 2016, the day Texas' "campus carry" law went into effect and the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on the UT campus.

Judge Denies UT-Austin Professors' Attempt to Block Campus Carry

A federal judge has denied three University of Texas at Austin professors’ initial attempt to keep guns out of their classrooms under the state’s campus carry law.

Pascale Bos, an associate professor at UT Austin, walks over desks after pinning up a "Books not bullets" sign at a peace and wellness workshop organized by Gun-Free UT and held in a UT Austin classroom on Aug. 1, 2016, the day Texas' "campus carry" law went into effect and the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on the UT campus.
Pascale Bos, an associate professor at UT Austin, walks over desks after pinning up a "Books not bullets" sign at a peace and wellness workshop organized by Gun-Free UT and held in a UT Austin classroom on Aug. 1, 2016, the day Texas' "campus carry" law went into effect and the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting that occurred on the UT campus.

Quiet Unease Marks Campus Carry Debut in Texas

On Monday at the University of Texas at Austin, there were few obvious signs that a new state law had taken effect allowing guns in university buildings. But some students and faculty members said the new law left them unsettled.

Cliff Martinez was moved by the memorial honoring the victims and survivors of Charles Whitman's shooting spree on the 50th anniversary of the attack. Martinez's uncle, Ramiro Martinez, was one of two police officers who confronted and shot Charles Whitman on Aug. 1, 1966.
Cliff Martinez was moved by the memorial honoring the victims and survivors of Charles Whitman's shooting spree on the 50th anniversary of the attack. Martinez's uncle, Ramiro Martinez, was one of two police officers who confronted and shot Charles Whitman on Aug. 1, 1966.

At Ceremony Marking 50th Anniversary of UT Tower Shooting, No Mention of Campus

In the sweltering heat Monday, hundreds of mourners gathered in the shadow of the University of Texas Tower to honor the 16 people killed and dozens wounded during Charles Whitman’s shooting rampage exactly 50 years earlier.

The granite memorial on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in memory of the victims of Charles Whitman’s murderous on-campus shooting spree. The 50th anniversary of the shooting is Aug. 1, 2016.
The granite memorial on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin in memory of the victims of Charles Whitman’s murderous on-campus shooting spree. The 50th anniversary of the shooting is Aug. 1, 2016.

At UT, Debut of Texas Gun Law Intersects with Tower Shooting Anniversary

Aug. 1 is an important day on the University of Texas at Austin campus for two reasons: It’s the first day people will be allowed to carry guns into Texas university buildings, and it’s the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting.

Allen Crum at a press conference on Aug. 2, 1966. Crum, an employee at an off-campus bookstore, joined police at the top of the University of Texas Tower to stop sniper Charles Whitman.
Allen Crum at a press conference on Aug. 2, 1966. Crum, an employee at an off-campus bookstore, joined police at the top of the University of Texas Tower to stop sniper Charles Whitman.

Armed Civilian Allen Crum Helped Stop UT Sniper Charles Whitman 50 Years Ago

When Charles Whitman went to the top of the University of Texas Tower and started shooting on Aug. 1, 1966, dozens of people grabbed their rifles and tried to stop him. But only Allen Crum made it to the top of the tower with police that day.

Stephanie Odam of Austin marches in a campus carry protest in Austin, Jan 8, 2015.
Stephanie Odam of Austin marches in a campus carry protest in Austin, Jan 8, 2015.

UT-Austin Faculty Can Ban Guns in Offices

The University of Texas at Austin will give its faculty and staff the option of banning guns from their private offices when the state’s campus carry law goes into effect next month, under regulations UT System regents passed Wednesday.

Anti-gun protester Mark Sheridan leads a group of 250 members of the Modern Language Association-sponsored rally against campus carry on Jan. 8, 2016.
Anti-gun protester Mark Sheridan leads a group of 250 members of the Modern Language Association-sponsored rally against campus carry on Jan. 8, 2016.

UCLA Shooting Rekindles Campus Carry Debate

Supporters of Texas' new campus carry law say the shooting at UCLA exemplifies how banning guns on campus only deters law-abiding people. Opponents say it shows why guns shouldn't be allowed on campus. 

On Nov. 10, 2015, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protested the new campus carry law that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns into campus buildings.
On Nov. 10, 2015, University of Texas at Austin faculty and students protested the new campus carry law that will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry handguns into campus buildings.

UT System Regents May Change Campus Carry Rules

Members of the University of Texas System Board of Regents expressed concern about their schools’ proposed rules for handguns on campus and signaled plans to attempt to change some of those policies before they go into effect on Aug 1. 

Nobel Prize-Winning physicist Steven Weinberg told the Faculty Council at the University of Texas at Austin that he will attempt to ban guns from his classroom this fall, regardless of UT's policy.
Nobel Prize-Winning physicist Steven Weinberg told the Faculty Council at the University of Texas at Austin that he will attempt to ban guns from his classroom this fall, regardless of UT's policy.

Nobel Laureate Becomes Reluctant Anti-Gun Leader

UT-Austin Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg has emerged as a leader, albeit a reluctant one, for faculty who oppose allowing guns in their classrooms after saying he will try to prevent students who want to carry handguns from taking his courses.