COM prohibits the possession or exhibition of prohibited weapons or ammunition, as defined in Section 46.01 of the Texas Penal Code, on campus or while representing COM at off-campus student events, except peace officers employed by COM, and those from other agencies who come to the campus for official law enforcement purposes. Also, there are certain registered courses and activities (both on and off campus) that involve the use of firearms, ammunition or dangerous chemicals, which are authorized. Note: For these authorized, registered courses, the firearms used will be brought unloaded to and from campus property in a carrying case or tote bag. See COM Policy FLBF(Legal) for more information

It is a third-degree felony for a person (including a person licensed to carry a concealed handgun) to carry, possess or exhibit a weapon on the premises of a school, an educational institution, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or an educational institution. This policy is in compliance with Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code and Section 37.125 of the Texas Education Code. Violations of this policy will result in disciplinary action including reporting the violation to authorities.