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A&M-Commerce Proposed 'Campus Carry' Rules Released

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The nuclear facilities in the McFarland Science Building are among the areas where "campus carry" will not be allowed.

The Texas A&M University System has published proposed "campus carry" regulations for all its member institutions, including Texas A&M University-Commerce. Texas law will allow the licensed carry of concealed handguns on public university campuses beginning on Aug. 1.

The proposed rules have been reviewed by the Texas A&M System Office of General Counsel, approved by the Chancellor for submission to the Board, and will be considered by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents onApril 27.

In general, all Texas A&M System member institutions will allow a licensed holder to carry carrying concealed handgun in classrooms or residential facilities owned or leased by the institution. However, there will be certain locations where concealed carry will, or may at times, be prohibited.

Here's a rundown of how the law could work at A&M-Commerce:

Prohibited areas

  • Campus Counseling Center
  • Children's Learning Center
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory, McFarland Science Building
  • Nuclear Storage Room, McFarland Science Building
  • Psychology and Community Counseling Clinic, Binnion Hall
  • Student Assessment and Evaluation Testing Lab, Student Access and Success Center
  • Student Health Services, Henderson Hall
  • U.S. Post Office, Postal Services Building
  • Any location where standardized exams are being administered
  • Any location where intercollegiate or interscholastic games or competitions are being held
  • Any location where University Interscholastic League events are being held
  • Any building with events heavily attended by minors, as determined by the University
  • The President's home, during events as deemed appropriate by the President
  • Temporary prohibitions in designated areas when determined necessary

OK for concealed carry

  • Athletics facilities (excluding intercollegiate and interscholastic games and competitions)
  • Classrooms
  • Morris Recreation Center
  • Residential facilities
  • Rooms where disciplinary hearings are being held

The Texas A&M System has made the various member institutions' proposed rules, including those of A&M-Commerce, available online.

This article has been edited throughout.