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Campus Carry Laws Stand up to Challenges

Campus Carry Laws Stand up to Challenges

Texas and Georgia professors have been running scared since their respective states passed laws authorizing campus carry, and some of them ran right to the legal system. But they haven’t fared well in their baseless assertions that the laws hold them back in their jobs.

Three University of Texas professors are involved in a joint lawsuit that was just up before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans; six of their counterparts at various institutions in Georgia are following suit, with a hearing in Fulton County. No matter the venue, campus carry prevailed in both instances.

The profs cited several concerns in their cases, ranging from the fear that a student would shoot another who held an opposing view in class (unfounded to date), to a higher incidence of suicide among students, to concerns about the destruction of expensive lab equipment.

The Texas cadre even argued that campus carry violated their First Amendment rights, because they worry about saying something that a law-abiding gun owner might disagree with. The court dismissed that, ruling that there is no proof that such a fear is valid.

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