Anti-Second Amendment Academics Shot
Down in Texas Campus Carry Case

By Dean Weingarten. July 10th, 2017
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In August, 2016, two professors from the University of Austin, Texas, and an Associate Teaching Assistant Professor, sued the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, the President of the University of Texas, Austin, and the Members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin.

A number of frivolous claims were offered in an attempt to stop the Texas statute allowing exercise of the Second Amendment on Campus from going into effect. The claims included that the law is vague, the law violated the plaintiffs’ First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The arguments were childish, irrational, emotional rants. Here is an example:

48. The Texas statutes and university policies that prohibit Plaintiffs from exercising their individual option to forbid handguns in their classrooms violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, as applied in Texas through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. These policies and procedures deprive Plaintiffs of their Second Amendment right to defend themselves and others in their classrooms from handgun violence by compelling them as public employees to passively acquiesce in the presence of loaded weaponry in their place of public employment without the individual possession and use of such weaponry in public being well-regulated. This infringement lacks any important justification and is imposed without any substantial link between the objectives of the policies and the means chosen to achieve them.

Judge Lee Yeakel heard the claims, read the suit, and concluded that the plaintiffs had no standing because they had not suffered any harm. .......

As usual and predictable, campus carry naysayers (progressive college professors in this instance) continued their paranoia with law suits - which fortunately were eventually dismissed as frivolous. Their argument invariably centers on an assumption that responsible people with guns cannot possibly be safe in a learning environment - prefering to maintain "gun-free-zones".

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