AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow concealed handgun license holders to carry their weapons into public university buildings, classrooms and dorms starting Monday. The date is also the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas' landmark clock tower.

The campus-carry law pushed by Gov. Greg Abbott and the Republican legislative majority will make Texas one of a handful of states that guarantee the right to carry concealed handguns on campus.

Generally speaking, the law allows guns in buildings, classrooms and dorms, but rules may differ from campus to campus, as each school is required to map that out.

Private schools are still allowed to ban guns.

Texas' open carry law doesn't apply to college campuses. Any handguns on campus must be holstered and kept out of sight.

As noted, today (August 1) is the fiftieth anniversary of the mass shooting at the University of Texas, carried out by Charles J. Whitman. Fans of musician Kinky Friedman remember his satirical take on the subject, "The Ballad of Charles Whitman."