AUSTIN, TX – Texas law has long prohibited state employees from arbitrarily criminalizing the licensed concealed carry of handguns in their offices; however, beginning August 1 2016, employees of the state’s flagship university intend to play by their own rules, regardless of what lawmakers, the attorney general, or anyone else thinks.
Every employee of the State of Texas, from the person who processed your driver’s license application to the governor himself, is required to abide by Texas law regarding where licensed concealed carry is and isn’t allowed.
Unless a state employee works in one of the very few locations where licensed concealed carry is statutorily prohibited, he or she cannot prohibit it in his or her office.
On this point the law is quite clear—a state employee must honor a state-issued license to carry (LTC). However, Gregory Fenves, president of the University of Texas at Austin, apparently didn’t get that memo.
President Fenves believes that, unlike the 181 members of the Texas Legislature and the members of Texas’ executive branch, the faculty and staff …Read the Rest