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Campus Carry Law Takes Effect Monday, University of Houston Prepares

The state’s new campus carry law takes effect Monday (Aug. 1, 2016). Campuses across Texas have been preparing by establishing their own rules and policies as dictated by the new law. Privately owned colleges can opt out, but public colleges and universities must comply. We hear from Marcilynn Burke, chair of the University of Houston’s […]

A statue of the Cougar mascot at the University of Houston taken March 5, 2016. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)The state’s new campus carry law takes effect Monday (Aug. 1, 2016). Campuses across Texas have been preparing by establishing their own rules and policies as dictated by the new law. Privately owned colleges can opt out, but public colleges and universities must comply.

We hear from Marcilynn Burke, chair of the University of Houston’s campus carry work group.

Then we talk with Andrew Jackson Yoo, a UH Downtown alum who wants to see a city-wide campus carry task force to help “smooth out” implementation of the law.

And we talk with UHPD Chief Ceaser Moore about what the new law going into effect means for campus police.

(Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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