Texas Campus Carry Starts As UT Austin Remembers Mass Shooting
Starting Monday, public universities in Texas will let certain licensed holders carry concealed handguns on campus.By Ryan Biek | August 1, 2016
Starting Monday, Texas will let certain licensed holders carry concealed handguns at public universities. But the law's debut coincides with the anniversary of one of the state's worst mass shootings.
Fifty years ago, a shooter took a sniper's position in a clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. His shooting rampage was responsible for 17 deaths and left dozens wounded.
Three professors who are suing UT Austin on account of the gun legislation have called the law's inaugural date a "cruel irony."