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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Public colleges and universities across the state of Texas are preparing for the Campus Carry Law that takes effect August 1.

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Texas state law requires all public universities to allow licensed concealed handguns owners in the classroom, but does give some leeway to schools, allowing for gun-free zones.

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The law only applies to public colleges and universities. Private institutions can opt out of the Campus Carry Law, and most in Texas already have.

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