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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Texas Profs File Appeal In Campus Carry Case

Fresh off a resounding defeat in court, several anti-gun University of Texas professors have filed an appeal in a case to block a year-old campus carry law in the Lone Star State.

Earlier this month, District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote that Mia Carter, Lynn Glass and Lisa Moore presented “no concrete evidence to substantiate their fears” and dismissed the case. As a result of the ruling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated: “The court’s ruling today is the correct outcome. The fact that a small group of professors dislike a law and speculate about a ‘chilling effect’ is hardly a valid basis to set the law aside.”

Interestingly, Texas campus carry—allowing for permitted concealed-carry holders aged 21 and older to bring handguns onto campuses—will have been in effect for a year next week. Yet despite the professors’ fears of rampant violence and around-the-clock shootings, there haven’t been any major incidents.