Campus carry in effect August 1st

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Campus carry will be in effect August 1, 2016 for public Universities in Texas.

Asst. Chief Mattie Provost, Houston Police Dept. said “We as a Houston police department, even though U of H and some of the campuses have their own police departments, if it’s within the city limits of Houston then it’s still going to be our responsibility.”

Provost added, “with all the violence that’s been going on lately, not just in the city of Houston but all across the nation, we certainly want to mindful of those students that are carrying weapons.”

Provost said we need to come together to talk and educate our students because the training when getting a concealed handgun license is very, very minimal.

“So with the minimum amount of training we just don’t want the weapons to be put in the wrong hands, the hands of students who are going to mis-abuse the privilege of carrying a weapon,” said Provost.

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