Should UTEP students and faculty be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus? The law says they can, but is it a good idea, and can concealed carry be banned on a university campus?

UTEP is going to be talking about concealed carry on campus with three open forums, the first two of which are this week. UTEP’s Concealed Carry Task Force wants to hear what the public thinks about the divisive issue as they work to come up with a campus concealed carry policy. They are working on coming up with spaces on campus that will be excluded, including labs and child care facilities.

The task force has to get their policy in place ahead of the Aug. 1, 2016 start date of the law.

UTEP CONCEALED WEAPONS CARRY FORUMS

Union Cinema, Union Building East: Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Union Cinema, Union Building East: Oct. 21, noon
Tomas Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East: Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m.