Texas State wants campus input on where to allow guns

Campus Carry forum at Texas State University (KXAN Photo)
Campus Carry forum at Texas State University (KXAN Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Texas State University officials want input on their campus carry recommendations before guns are allowed at colleges this Fall. But very few people showed up to today’s meeting.

This is the second set of recommendations. Texas State held their first set of forums last Fall. Now, the group has changed their proposals. They want to ban guns at childcare facilities, counseling offices and sporting events, and they want to hear from faculty, staff, students and alumni to hear what they think.

Vicki Brittain, the chair of the Texas State Campus Carry Task Force, said Thursday, “We’ve thought of everything we could possibly think about and we’ve talked to as many people as we can to get recommendations that are going to help us safely and effectively implement the campus carry legislation.”

The task force’s recommendations will be sent to the president’s office in mid-February. Some of these rules would apply to Texas State’s Round Rock campus, too.

To continue to gather campus and community input on the Campus Carry Task Force revised draft recommendations, Texas State University has scheduled three public forums:
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 7-8 p.m., in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1 on the San Marcos Campus
Thursday, January 28, 2016 from noon to 1 p.m., in the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1 on the San Marcos Campus;
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 5:15-6:15 p.m., in the Avery Building Teaching Theater on the Round Rock Campus

The forums are open to faculty, staff, students and community members. Individuals will be allowed to comment at the public forums on a first-come first-serve basis. A signup sheet for those interested in providing comment will be found at the door of each forum.

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