By Jenn Jacques
On Thursday, July 6, 2017, a trial court in Texas dismissed a challenge to Texas’s campus carry law which claimed the legislation stifled the First Amendment rights of college professors.
Plaintiffs allege that “classroom discussion will be narrowed, truncated, cut back, cut off” by the allowance of guns in the classroom. One professor avers in an affidavit that the “possibility of the presence of concealed weapons in a classroom impedes my and other professors’ ability to create a daring, intellectually active, mutually supportive, and engaged community of thinkers.”
Sad, but the plaintiffs were ignorantly alleging that a student with a concealed carry permit and a weapon would use it to moderate the discussion in the classroom.
“This, of course, is cowardly, ignorant nonsense. I’ve spent more than my share of time in college classes that covered contentious topics, and not once did they generate so much as fisticuffs, much less deadly violence,” constitutional attorney David French wrote of the plaintiffs’ allegations. “Moreover, lawful concealed carriers represent a segment of the population more law-abiding than the police.”
The court, which found no alleged “injury-in-fact”, dismissed the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and addressed the plaintiffs’ fear …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms