TOWER – Campus Carry: Guns at the University of Texas

  • Short Film (0:05:24) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 2/14/2017

Fifty years after a gunman opened fire from the tower at the University of Texas — the first recorded mass shooting in US history and the subject of the Independent Lens film TOWER — students can now carry loaded handguns on campus after the adoption of the “campus carry law.” Proponents of the law, affecting all public universities in Texas, argue an armed student body could help prevent other mass shootings, but many others worry about its ramifications.


This series is part of Independent Lens‘s commitment to fostering collaboration between filmmakers and regional journalists. “Guns on Campus” was originally published by The Texas Tribune.

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