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5th Circuit Court Upholds Campus Carry

As pro-gun advocates continue to succeed in the legislatures across the country, anti-gunners are increasingly turning to the court system to enforce their anti-gun agenda.

That’s not a sure path to success though, as anti-gunners recently found out.

From Reason.com:

Fifth Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenges to “Campus Carry”

Texas, like some other states, allows law-abiding adults who have concealed carry licenses to carry at public universities as well as elsewhere; this was challenged on First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Equal Protection Clause grounds.

From yesterday’s Fifth Circuit panel decision in Glass v. Paxton (curly braces used to mark moved text), written by Judge Leslie Southwick and joined by Judges Carolyn Dineen King and James Ho:

Three professors from the University of Texas at Austin challenged a Texas law permitting the concealed carry of handguns on campus and a corresponding University policy prohibiting professors from banning such weapons in their classrooms. The professors argued that the law and policy violate the First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The district court dismissed the claims. We AFFIRM….

[I. First Amendment]

[Plaintiff Prof. Jennifer Glass] … argued her classroom speech would be “dampened to some degree by the fear” it could initiate gun violence in the class by students who have “one or more handguns hidden but at the ready if the gun owner is moved to anger and impulsive action.” In an affidavit she expressed particular concern for “religiously conservative students [who] have extreme views,” as well as “openly libertarian students,” whom she “suspect[s] are more likely to own guns given their distaste for government.” …

You can read the full ruling by clicking here.

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  1. I hope I die before all guns are made illegal. When and if they are, we will be like North Korea, where the government has total control of the people. If that happens, there wwill be people like me that will always carry, so-called illegal or not. In this way, the so called government will keep feeling uneasy and never sure of their complete control. Of course, gun grabbers will never talk about criminals then having the power against honest citizens. And they know, that police will never be there when you need them at that second. But the powers that be really don’t care about your safety. Therefore, if a so called law is enacted that say’s that honest citizens can not carry handguns, with the exception that criminals can and no restrictions on the kind of gun they can carry.

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