A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a prior dismissal of a lawsuit filed by three professors at the University of Texas at Austin, which aimed to block the law and allow professors to prohibit firearms in their classrooms.
Starting Tuesday, community colleges across the state will permit licensed gun owners to carry concealed firearms in certain campus buildings. They've had a year to learn from the example of four-year schools — but they still face challenges all their own.
A federal judge said that three professors suing the state to block campus carry didn't present any "concrete evidence to substantiate their fears" that the law would have a chilling effect on free speech.
by Joanne Elgart Jennings, Independent Lens on PBS
Fifty years after a gunman opened fire from the tower at UT-Austin – the first recorded mass shooting in U.S. history – students can carry loaded handguns on campus. Hear from proponents and opponents of the law.
Commenting on the knife attack at Ohio State University that left 11 people injured, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that someone would "think twice" about carrying out such an attack in Texas due to its campus carry law.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday afternoon, singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne said he was canceling a scheduled show at the University of Texas at Austin because of concerns with Texas’ new campus carry law.
In the Roundup: Donald Trump softened his position on immigration at an event in Texas, a federal judge sided with the state and temporarily blocked President Obama's transgender bathroom directive and UT-Austin students took a hard stance against the new campus carry law.
Cocks Not Glocks, a UT-Austin group formed in response to legislation allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, passed out thousands of multicolored sex toys Tuesday evening in preparation for a Wednesday protest rally.
A federal judge wants more briefing before he decides whether to grant a request by three UT-Austin professors to halt the new law that allows license holders to carry concealed weapons in university buildings.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday called a lawsuit brought by three University of Texas at Austin professors against the state’s campus carry law “frivolous” and said the professors have no valid reasons for opposing guns on campus.
On Monday at the University of Texas at Austin, there were few obvious signs that a new state law had taken effect allowing guns in university buildings. But some students and faculty members said the new law left them unsettled.