Lawsuit over Campus Carry Thrown Out

A little over a year after its implementation, and a staggering zero shooting deaths later, a lawsuit by a group of University of Texas professors against Texas’ campus carry law has been thrown out of court.

Three staff members at UT-Austin, Jennifer Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore, and Mia Carter, filed a lawsuit against the university less than a week after the law was implemented a little over a year ago. Initially, the staffers asked for an injunction to block the implementation of campus carry temporarily, however, their request was denied and the law was allowed to stay in place during their lawsuit.

In their suit, the professors attempted to argue that the ability of students to better exercise their right to protect themselves would infringe upon their speech rights. So far, no lawsuit has taken place on behalf of these professors when angry leftist mobs limited conservatives 1st Amendment rights on the same campus, or when the Student Government at UT-Austin considered a bill that would have kicked the Young Conservatives of Texas off campus

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton praised the court’s decision to throw the motion out.

“The court’s ruling today is the correct outcome,” Paxton said in a statement. “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.”

The failed suit marks yet another attempt by the left to attack the Second Amendment for not only campus goers, but Americans across the nation. Ironically enough, Texas law has allowed for individuals with concealed carry permits to carry handguns across most of the state—including the grounds of public universities—since 1995.

Despite liberal fears of mass hysteria and danger, the implementation of campus carry has no doubt helped to make state universities a safer place for the next generation of Texans. The campus carry law is just a simple extension to a fundamental right that Texans will refuse to surrender because of the complaints of a few.

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Austin Goss

Austin Goss is the Capitol Correspondent for Empower Texans and Texas Scorecard. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, Austin is a Christian, soldier in the United States Army Reserves, and a student at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow Austin on Twitter @AG_Legacy

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