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A win for gun rights: Texas judge throws out professors’ lawsuit against campus carry

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A lawsuit attempting to overturn campus carry laws in the state of Texas has been thrown out.

Three University of Texas (UT) professors brought a suit against the Texas Attorney General and members of the UT board of regents, claiming that the Texas legislature’s decision to pass a bill allowing campus carry violated their constitutional rights.

Dallas News is reporting that U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel threw out the suit because it was based solely on conjecture and censorship.

“Plaintiffs ask the court to find standing based on their self-imposed censoring of classroom discussions caused by their fear of the possibility of illegal activity by persons not joined in this lawsuit,” Yeakel wrote. “Plaintiffs present no concrete evidence to substantiate their fears, but instead rest on ‘mere conjecture about possible … actions.”

The judge reportedly took it a step further, calling out the professors for their single-mindedness.

“Plaintiffs do not specify a subject matter or point of view they feel they must eschew as a result of the Campus Carry Law and Campus Carry Policy, or point to a specific harm they have suffered or will suffer as a result of the law and policy,” Yeakel wrote. “Rather, the chilling effect appears to arise from Plaintiffs’ subjective belief that a person may be more likely to cause harm to a professor or student as a result of the law and policy.”

Dr. Mia Carter, one professor listed as a plaintiff on the lawsuit, plans to keep the fight going.

“Of course, I’m very disappointed,” Carter told Dallas News. “I’ll be consulting with my attorneys about next steps. Whatever the outcome, I will continue to advocate for the common-sense proposition that guns do not belong in university classrooms.”

If the UT professors can’t further their cause through legal means, maybe they’ll hand out sex-toys to students instead.

Perhaps the UT professors should’ve taken a cue from triggered professors at Wichita State University who resigned over new pro-gun campus laws. Their behavior shouldn’t be too surprising, however, considering liberals actually blamed campus carry for the knife attack at UT-Austin, even though a gun stopped the UT-Austin stabber from hurting more people.


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