ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Guns will soon be making their way onto college campuses. That's after Governor Greg Abbott signed the campus carry bill into law on Saturday. NewsWest 9 spoke to UTPB to find out how they're preparing for campus carry. We also spoke to students to find out how they feel about the new law.
Jeffery Matta, a student at UTPB said, "I feel like living in the state of Texas, we have pretty lax gun laws as it is and I feel that if you do have the right to own a firearm to protect yourself then I don't think it should be a problem on a school campus."
Amanda Tise, who's also a student at UTPB, said, "They're trained. They know how to use their weapon and it's the people who get their weapons illegally that I'm really worried about, so I feel a little safer actually with campus carry."
But other students don't agree with the new law and feel that student safety should be left to law enforcement.
UTPB students Zharina and Juan Alvarez, said, "Let's just keep guns out and stay safe. Leave it to the police to do it because if you give everyone guns then why do we have police officers here."
Eric Valenzuela, UTPB student, said, "I mean they already have guns, there's people around here to protect you anyway. I don't think it's necessary for students to have guns to carry around."