Federal Judge Throws Out Effort by UT Professors To Overturn Campus Carry

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Federal Judge Throws Out Effort by UT Professors To Overturn Campus Carry
Federal Judge Throws Out Effort by UT Professors To Overturn Campus Carry
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- Texas Tribune reported 07-07-2017 in Austin, Texas, a federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by three University of Texas professors who argued that a new state law allowing concealed handguns on campus could have a “chilling effect” on classroom debate.

Sociology professor Jennifer Lynn Glass and English professors Lisa Moore and Mia Carter sued last summer, before the law took effect in September. It requires public universities to allow people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons inside school buildings.

The professors said guns in classrooms could lead to self-censorship during discussions about emotional or politically charged topics, such as abortion or gay rights. They said that could disrupt academic discussions and violate constitutional free speech protections.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel dismissed the case Thursday, ruling the professors offered “no concrete evidence to substantiate their fears.”


Another Federal Judge makes a valid decision that just because you idiot lefties are nervous around guns, does not void the Constitution.

I hope the professors’ appeal this case to our newly evolving Supreme Court.

Bob Irwin, Las Vegas

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Conservative in Exile

I assume that every one I meet is armed. If every one did that I think our civil discourse would be, well, more civilized. Should you avoid deliberately irritating others. Yes, you should. Its safer that way. Should you learn how to make your point without insulting others and “setting your hair on fire”, absolutely. I just fail to see the downside to legal concealed campus carry. What these red in the face, screaming idiot, liberal professors are really upset about is not being able to intimidate their students at will.


Im not obligated in any way to protect a brain dead anti-self defense liberal, i think i would just wait till the shooter came after me, then i would stop him

Wild Bill

, You are right, there is no duty to rescue. But more importantly, I think that you have stumbled upon an actual use for brain dead, anti-Second Amendment Civil Rights, liberals. Decoys! They volunteer to be great decoys, and clarify confusing situations. E.g. You are in a mall. You hear pop, pop, pop, and screaming. You seek cover. They seek the use of their cell phone. They continue to fall writhing, as you see who is doing what and decide on a course of action.

VE Veteran - Old Man's Club

GOOD! Now if someone can just get these hags to S T F U – all would be great. And I think the one with the sign that says ” Guns aren’t teaching tools ” has no clue! Just ask the criminals who were shot trying to rob someone. If they survived they’ll tell you it was a bad idea, if they didn’t … they learned the hardest lesson of all – Life is short at best, its even shorter if you’re stupid.


Austin was Californicated years ago and the disease is spreading….


These three proffesors need to self-censor when it comes to the rights of we the people. They will get their chance to champion abortion and gay rights when they meet their creator.

Roy D.

I don’t see what the problem is; concealed means concealed. At least it does to me.


what these pantywetting sorry excuses for “women” never did explain: HOW will they, or anyone else present in any given class or other gathering, even KNOW who is armed and who is not? I carried on my own home state campus for months…. no one knew but me. I had carefully searched for the state mandated signs denying my right to carry, nowhere did I find any. After carrying for months, I happened to learn that there , well hidden in the Student Code of Conduct manual (had to find it online, it was never passed out to new students… Read more »


No, what has chilled debate and discussion in the classrooms is the liberal professors, the liberal staff, the liberal media, the liberal politicians, the liberal students, ITS THE LIBERALS!!!!!!!!!! Can no one see that all these people do is project themselves onto others? Look at what happened at UC Berkeley when conservitive speaker Milo Y came to speak. Or what happens wherever Ben Shapiro goes to speak on one of his clooage tours. This shit is out of control. The liberal professors are right there with the students tearing stuff up. These people are freaking stupid but theyre slick at… Read more »

Raymond Hudson

The only “chilling effect” on debate in the class room has been the refusal by liberal students and faculty to allow Conservative representation on campus in any form. Is the left worried that physically assaulting Conservative students might be met with legal resistance?


I just love to watch snowflake liberals waste money. As long as it’s their own.

joe martin

I attended UT Austin and when I was there it was NOT overpopulated with liberal professors, feminists and little girly men trying to pass for males. Over the past couple of decades, starting even before Obama’s reign, the ridiculous protests, most recently regarding guns on campus, have become ludicrous. One was involving females (or something trying to pass as female) waving around and passing out dildos. These same pseudo-women, who, by the way, were invited to and were featured guests at the White House, along with other equally embarrassing acts by students at UT to protest guns on campus have… Read more »


I understand. The exact same problems are occurring at OU. The Oklahoma University campus, and the city of Norman in general, have literally become Berkley Lite. [Sadly, my own niece, a freshman there, has already been academically degenerated into a moronic social-justice-warrior “snowflake”… it sickens me.]

I am ashamed of my alma mater, and will work diligently to get that liberal ass Boren out of the university presidency.

Roy D.

I have carried a number of times at OU. Two graduations, two football games, and many visits to the fraternity house where my youngest was a member being some of them. Concealed means concealed.