Bloomberg: The so-called state "campus carry" law allows people 21 and older with a concealed handgun license to carry pistols in classrooms and buildings throughout public colleges, including the University of Texas system, one of the nation's largest with an enrollment of more than 214,000 students.
The law took effect on the 50th anniversary of one of the deadliest U.S. gun incidents on a college campus, when a student named Charles Whitman killed 16 people by firing from a perch atop the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin, the state's flagship public university.
At the University of Texas Austin campus, third-year student Courtney Dang said the idea of campus carry was scary.
"There are so many students battling the stress of campus. Some are unstable and we don't know who has a gun," said Dang.