Three University of Texas at Austin professors sued the state’s fl
agship university in an attempt to keep law-abiding citizens from carrying guns in their classroom. And now, just as the fall semester gets underway, they’ve officially lost their lawsuit.
“I am pleased, but not surprised, that the Court denied the request to block Texas’ campus carry law,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “There is simply no legal justification to deny licensed, law-abiding citizens on campus the same measure of personal protection they are entitled to elsewhere in Texas.”
“The right to keep and bear arms,” he continued, “is guaranteed for all Americans, including college students, and I will always stand ready to protect that right.”
Campus carry is now in effect. Those licensed to carry concealed weapons may carry them to class. Professors can’t stop them. There are places on campus where carry is still prohibited, and the university has posted appropriate signage.