Campus Carry-Decision on Request for Injunction

Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA)
Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA)
Texas State Rifle Association
Texas State Rifle Association

Austin, TX -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday in Austin the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas agreed with Attorney General Ken Paxton and denied a request by three University of Texas professors to block enforcement of Texas' campus carry law.

The Court concluded the professors were unlikely to prevail in their lawsuit and a preliminary injunction was not issued.

Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement:

“I am pleased, but not surprised, that the court denied the request to block Texas' campus carry law. There is no legal justification to deny licensed, law-abiding citizens on campus the same measure of personal protection they are entitled to elsewhere in Texas. The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed for all Americans, including students, and I will always stand ready to protect that right.”

To view a copy of the opinion, click here:

TSRA members applaud the work of our Texas Attorney General and his capable staff.

Without a doubt this is the first round of attack on a law that took 4 legislative sessions to pass and was a joint project between the House and the Senate.

Virginia Tech was the catalyst which drove the securing of this form of individual personal protection on Texas college and university campuses.
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Thank you goes out to the Fort Worth Republican Assembly for their attention and hospitality last night. Smart people are a pleasure to be with!

And as always,
Keep the faith.

Alice Tripp
Legislative Director
Texas State Rifle Association-PAC

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Founded in 1919, the Texas State Rifle Association is the largest firearms and shooting sports organization in Texas with nearly 40,000 members. TSRA is also the largest, award-winning state affiliate of the National Rifle Association and is sanctioned by the Civilian Marksmanship Program. As a part of its public education efforts, the association produces a full-color bimonthly publication, TSRA Sportsman, which updates members on current news, hunter education programs, shooting sports competitions, and important issues effecting their Second Amendment rights.

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  • 3 thoughts on “Campus Carry-Decision on Request for Injunction

    1. Years may pass before some nut shoots up another campus or it may happen today. Professors may feel less able to express their inherent arrogance and leftist vitriol may change. But those kinds of changes have little to do with the point of the campus carry law. The point is adult students on taxpayer funded campuses no longer are less able to defend themselves than anywhere else. And a preponderance of professors who simply don’t like firearms no longer are able to deny adult citizens of their natural, civil rights to defend themselves against the next nut who goes off the track. At the end, I hope the next nut will be smart enough to fear quick reprisal from these few armed students and find another way to express his madness.

      1. Critics of campus carry have pointed out that there has not been a single report of a defensive gun use on campus in any early-adopter state, but there have been several negligent discharges. The critics have also pointed out that actual research shows that nearly all shooters (91%) target a school not because it’s a “gun-free zone” but because they have already have some connection with that school e.g. current or former student or employee.

        And a concern of some skeptics is that concealed carriers might themselves become a target for the shooter, or that they might be mistaken for the bad guy by police. Apparently these concerns are not just theoretical. In the words of one armed student interviewed at Umpqua:

        “Like I said, when we found out there was an active shooter on campus, we uh we were gonna go and see if we couldn’t intervene — veterans are trained, be it Air Force, Navy, Marines, or Army — we’re trained to go into danger, not just run away from it. So, if there was something we were able to do, we were gonna try to do it. Luckily, we made the choice not to get involved. We were quite a distance away from the actual building where it was happening, and, uh, which could have opened us up to be potential targets ourselves, and, you know, not knowing where SWAT was on their response time, uh, they wouldn’t know who we were, and if we had our guns ready to shoot, they could think we were, uh, bad guys.”

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