PBS Short Film Festival

Guns on Campus

Season 2017 Episode 2 | 5m 26s Video has closed captioning.

50 years after a gunman opened fire at the University of Texas in Austin — the first recorded mass shooting in US history and subject of the Independent Lens film TOWER — students can now carry handguns on campus. 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.

Aired: 07/17/17

Expired: 07/16/19

Rating: NR

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