Federal Court Upholds Law Allowing Professors to Carry Guns at School

Last week, a federal court upheld the Texas Campus Carry law, which allows professors to carry concealed weapons onto college campuses.

The ruling was the latest update in a lawsuit filed in 2015 by several professors at the University of Texas at Austin who oppose the law.

According to the Texas Tribune, “In July 2016, three professors claimed that a 2015 state law that allows licensed gun-owners to carry concealed weapons into most public university buildings would have a “chilling effect” on free speech in their classrooms. But a federal district judge threw out their case in July 2017, saying the professors didn’t present any “concrete evidence to substantiate their fears.”’

Last week’s ruling came from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which also found that the professors had failed to demonstrate how the law would hurt them.

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