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Rules and Regulations – License to Carry

On September 1, 2021, Texas House Bill No. 1927 (H.B.1927), also known as the Firearms Carry Act of 2021, went into effect for the State of Texas regarding open carry and license to carry.  House Bill No. 1927 amended Texas Penal Code section 46.02 and 46.03 to allow qualified persons to carry handguns, open or concealed, without a license in CERTAIN PLACES and UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

It is the opinion of the Office of General Counsel of Texas A&M University system, that Texas A&M University DOES NOT qualify as a location to openly carry firearms of any kind.  Texas A&M University does allow for an individual to carry a concealed handgun as outlined by the laws and regulations of the State of Texas, as well as the Rules and Regulations, set forth by Texas A&M University. 


State of Texas – Texas Penal Code:

A person may not carry concealed at Texas A&M University if: UNLICENSE CARRYING OF FIREARMS IS PROHIBITED, Pursuant to Texas Penal Code, Section 30.05, 30.06 and 30.07.


For additional Resources, please review Texas Penal Code 46.03 penalties for Places Weapons Prohibited:



Texas A&M University Rules and Regulations:

Please refer to University Rule 34.06.02 M1 Carrying Concealed Handguns on Campus, regarding concealed carry at Teas A&M University.

UNIVERSITY RULE - 34.06.02.M1 - Carrying Concealed Handguns on Campus

Any person who wishes to exercise their right to carry a concealed handgun on Texas A&M University property, as well as any System member campuses/property, must have a State-issued License to Carry permit.   All other provisions of campus concealed carry laws, which went into effect August 1, 2016, remain in place.

If you encounter an individual who is openly carrying a firearm on Texas A&M University property, contact Texas A&M University Police at (979) 845-2345. In the event of any emergency, dial 911.

If you are a community member at one our System member campuses, please contact your designated law enforcement agency.  In the event of any emergency, dial 911.​

Contact Information

For more information, please call 979-458-6875 or email upd-chiefs@​tamu.​edu​