Three UT Professors Sue To Try And Stop Campus Carry
By Dan Zimmerman via The Truth About Guns
As you’re probably aware, Texas’s new campus carry law has caused some sturm und drangamongst the compassionate class who mold minds full of mush on the state’s publicly funded campuses. Efforts to split the civil rights baby while staying in compliance with the law (and, not incidentally, maintaining the funding flow from a very pro-carry legislature) haven’t please anyone really.
Now, as the fall semester approaches, there’s this:
Three University of Texas professors have filed a federal lawsuit to halt a state law that would allow holders of concealed handgun licenses to bring pistols into classrooms, saying the measure would have a devastating effect on academic discourse.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in Austin on Wednesday, comes just weeks before the law takes effect on Aug. 1. It allows license holders 21 and older to bring handguns into classrooms and buildings throughout the University of Texas system, one of the nation’s largest, with an enrollment of more than 214,000 students.
The legal argument the plaintiffs hang their case on revolves around their First Amendment rights:
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Source:: Concealed Nation