AUSTIN, TEXAS –-(Ammoland.com)- On January 29, 2018, Students for Concealed Carry (concealedcampus.org) and the Students for Concealed Carry Foundation (sccfund.org) filed a joint amicus curiae brief in Glass v. Paxton, No. 17-50641 (5th Cir). This federal lawsuit, filed by three professors at the University of Texas at Austin, seeks to nullify Texas' campus carry law and the University of Texas at Austin's campus carry policy. The case is currently on appeal to the Fifth Circuit after being dismissed by a district court judge.
The full SCC/SCCF brief is available here:
SCC Southwest Regional Director Quinn Cox commented, “SCC has proven itself to be a very knowledgeable organization in the campus carry debate. Having played a role in getting Texas’ campus carry law passed, SCC has a duty to have its expertise and understanding of the issue at the 5th Circuit’s disposal.”
SCC has a policy against giving interviews on ongoing or pending court cases and legal actions, therefore, SCC officers are not available to comment on the case. However, questions about the factual claims made in the brief can be directed to SCC Assistant Director of Public Relations Michael Newbern.
NOTE: The brief contains a typo at the top of page 24. The phrase “approximately 13.5% less likely” should read, “approximately 13.5% as likely.”
About Students for Concealed Carry
Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on SCC, visit ConcealedCampus.org or Facebook.com/ConcealedCampus. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com or tweet @CampusCarry.