Texas Colleges Get Some Leeway on Gun BanDecember 2, 2016 |
by Lauren McGaughy
AUSTIN — Junior and community colleges in Texas can ban guns where there are children on campuses, so long as they don’t issue a broad firearms prohibition in large areas or for entire programs, according to Attorney General Ken Paxton.
In an opinion issued Wednesday morning, Paxton said these colleges cannot issue “blanket” gun bans where and when they think children may be in attendance. But school leaders can prohibit guns “in specific classrooms and campus areas at times where there may be a congregation of minors, as well as specific rooms where child-care services are provided” if the bans are limited.