Judge Thwarts Effort to Stop Texas Campus Carry Law

August 23, 2016

A federal judge thwarted anti-gun activists’ attempt to halt Texas’s new campus carry law that allowed CCWs on university grounds yesterday. In denying a preliminary injunction in the case of  Glass v. Paxton, the judge rejected the claims from anti-gun educators that allowing guns on campus violates the Constitution. Via the Washington Post:

On whether the law violated the Due Process Clause, the judge said:

The Campus Carry Policy states that “[i]ndividuals licensed to carry [a handgun] may do so on campus except in locations and at activities prohibited by law or by this policy.” The court finds that a person of ordinary intelligence would understand if a professor were to communicate to her class that individuals licensed to carry handguns may not carry a handgun in her classroom, such communication would be a misrepresentation of and in contravention to the Campus Carry Policy.

On whether the law violated the Equal Protection Clause, the judge said:

The Campus Carry Policy’s allowance of the licensed concealed carrying of handguns in some areas on campus but not others does not violate the Equal Protection Clause because they are rationally related to the University’s legitimate interests of complying with the Campus Carry Law and promoting safety on campus as explained in the Report.

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