Texas’ Campus Carry Law Upheld By Appellate Court

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Texas’ Campus Carry Law Upheld By Appellate Court

AUSTIN, TEXAS  –  -(AmmoLand.com)- On August 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision regarding Glass v. Paxton, affirming the lower court’s dismissal of this civil suit seeking to overturn Texas’ campus carry law.

The appellate court’s decision, like the district court’s, cites a lack of evidence to support the plaintiffs’ claims.

In a statement on Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton remarked, “The lawsuit was filed because the professors disagreed with the law, not because they had any legal substance to their claim.”

In February 2018, Students for Concealed Carry and the Students for Concealed Carry Foundation filed a joint amicus brief in this case. The brief addresses two of the plaintiffs’ claims, that campus carry forces them to self-censor and that it infringes upon their academic freedom. We at SCC hope the brief was useful in supplementing the court’s understanding of the facts behind campus carry.

SCC Southwest Regional Director Quinn Cox commented, “I am pleased to see this two-year-old law upheld. Once again, opponents of campus carry have failed to provide evidence that campus carry makes college campuses less safe or inhibits the free exchange of ideas. In Texas, vetted, licensed adults have been allowed to take their concealed firearms into places like movie theaters, churches, and public libraries for more than 20 years. It is silly to think that expanding this law to include the buildings of public colleges would somehow violate the U.S. Constitution.”


Students for Concealed Carry on CampusABOUT 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.

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Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
3 years ago

I met Kris Kobach at a Students for Concealed Carry on Campus in 2007 at K State U at Manhattan, KS. This was before he was nationally famous on the voting and immigration issue. He will be the next Kansas Governor come the November election. I attended the meeting although I was not an active student at te time. I did have my WSU student ID card still with my Kansas CCHL. I may have been the only person without an empty holster. Lots of students with empty holsters, lots of professors with empty holsters. The college did not know… Read more »

Terry
Terry
3 years ago

Comments were the same as yesterday‘s article. I believe that all of these professors information concerning this lawsuit should be studied to confirm that none of the research or authoring of these legal documents were done on university computer devices, nor any of their reviews and studies done on university time .

I believe that a request for information be served on the University for their servers and email servers to confirm that none of the above took place .