While the right to carry a gun is fiercely protected by Second Amendment advocates across the country, administrators at universities in Texas, both public and private, have expressed reservations about the so-called campus-carry law.
Those on campus are at the heart of a struggle to decide how to expand rights without stepping on others and what, if any, places should be exempt.
As classes resume at the University of Texas at Austin, students and faculty are adjusting to a state law that allows concealed handguns to be carried on campus.
On the fourth floor of a library on campus, he quietly dropped his backpack and lifted the tail of his red plaid shirt to show a black .45-caliber pistol sticking from a holster wedged in the back of his waistband.
Faculty at the University of Texas pushed hard to allow professors to do the same with their classrooms, but Mr.