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Texas Colleges Could Land in Court Over Designated ‘Gun-Free’ Classes

AUSTIN — Religious Studies 375. “What Is Religion?” Three credit hours. No firearms allowed.

That kind of course-catalog listing might not be so farfetched for Texas’ public colleges and universities, as school leaders move closer to implementing the state’s contentious campus carry law.

Starting next fall, licensed Texans will be able to carry concealed handguns into buildings at four-year public universities. And while public schools can’t totally opt out of campus carry, as private ones can, they may carve out “reasonable” gun-free zones.