2.13 | Firearms, Ammunition, and Weapons

2.13.A | Firearms and Ammunition: The use, or threatened use, of firearms or ammunition on university property or at university function is prohibited. The possession of these items outside of a locaed, privately owned, or leased, motor vehicle, unless the person is authorized to carry by the State of Texas. Concealed handguns must be carried in accordance with University Rule 34.06.02W1. These items, or those simiarl in nature, may not be used for display or decoration in university buildings.

i. Students living in the Residence Halls:

a. In accordance with Texas SB 11 (Texas Government Code 411.2031), the "Campus Carry" law and WTAMU Rules 34.06.02W1, only residents who have a license to carry a concealed handgun will be permitted to have their handgun and ammunition in their Residence Hall room. THe aforementioned law allows WTAMU to establish rules, regulations, or other provisions concerning the storage of handguns in the Residence Halls. Any student who has a license to carry a concealed handgun and will store the weapon in the Residence Halls must rent a university owned safe. The use of personal safes for this reason is not permitted.

b. For more information, visit Carrying Concealed Handguns on Campus 34.06.02W1:

2.13.B | Explosives, Firewords, and Weapons: The possession, use or threatened use of these items is strictly prohibited on university property, or at university functions, except for approved events. This includes, but is not limited to: paint ball guns, orbeez guns, stun guns, pellet guns, blow guns, air-powered guns, nun chucks, sling shot, brass knuckles, projectiles, bow and arrows, axes, swords, and knives with blades longer than 6 inches, etc. These items, or those similar in nature, may not be used for display or decoration in university buildings.

2.13.C | The possession of key chain pepper sprays, or kubatons, are allowed; however, use of such items may result in disciplinary proceedings, as these are considered deadly weapons.