Public Universities In Texas Must Now Enforce Campus Carry Law

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Professors and students alike at public Texas universities are losing their shit over the state’s recently passed “campus carry” law, which forces public universities to allow licensed gun holders who are 21 years or older to bring their concealed handguns onto the majority of places on campus. The schools applicants are declining their admission, potential new faculty hires are withdrawing their applicants, and one current professor even said that he would be willing to go to court for defying the law.

As the repercussions of the law continue to unfold, a number of schools are already educating faculty on how to approach this new situation. A slide show produced by the University of Houston and presented to its professors suggests that they may want to “be careful when discussing sensitive topics, drop certain topics from their curriculum, not ‘go there’ if you sense anger, and limit student access off hours.” The presentation also outlines that professors are unable to ban guns in classrooms (it’s illegal now), ask for concealed carry holders to declare themselves, make provocative statements, or make cute signs.

From The Guardian:

The presentation is not official university policy, which is expected to be announced in the next couple of months. Jonathan Snow, the senate president, has told the governing body that faculty members are overwhelmingly opposed to the new rule. “It’s a radical law because guns have never really been a part of American university campuses,” Snow said. “I can no longer say there will be no guns in my classroom, that makes me a criminal.”

This begs the question, however, what exactly constitutes someone showing anger? It seems as though professors face a seemingly endless amount of adversity when it comes to teaching nowadays. Not only do they run the risk of having some social justice warrior demonstration popping up in class when they discuss “sensitive topics,” they now have to worry about the unholstering of a firearm in tense situations.

God bless them. Something tells me this is only the beginning of an already tension-filled situation. I guess we will all just have to patiently wait and see how it plays out.

[via The Guardian]

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    1. RageEveryDay

      As with most things, Leave it to a few idiots to ruin it for the vastly responsible majority.

      8 years ago at 10:17 am
  1. PatrickfuckingBateman

    Sputh Park already showed us that this will help solve all social issues, its fine guys

    8 years ago at 9:55 am
  2. Jingles

    SJW stands up in a micro – biology class and complains how the professor isn’t acknowledging how today’s minorities are basically as oppressed as they were 100 years ago. Conceal carry student flashes their gun to shut the student up an professor carry on with their lesson. SJW says the agression currently directed at them is an example of this oppression(despite being a Caucasian male. it’s all about how you feel on the inside). Starts doing strange African rain dance that could be taken as threatening. Concealed carry student takes this as a chance to shoot them in the leg.

    8 years ago at 10:06 am
  3. CommCollege69

    Five thousand drunk kids running around with glocks won’t cause any trouble.

    8 years ago at 10:06 am
    1. Alphamale Jackhammer

      Colorado has had it for years with no problems. Just more liberals who freak out over nothing.

      8 years ago at 11:01 am
    2. Frat_Pack_It

      Still illegal to be drunk, or some states have any alcohol at all, while carrying a firearm. So no, there’s not going to be thousands of drunk kids with glocks.

      8 years ago at 7:08 pm
  4. Mrballoonhands

    I support concealed carry but let’s get fucking real. I’d say it’ll be about a month before some liberal hipster idiot gets shot because he attacks someone that’s carrying because “he feared for his life”.

    8 years ago at 10:06 am
    1. Alphamale Jackhammer

      Shit the fuck up. Colorado has ha how many mass shootings and yet never on our campuses. Why? Not a gun free zone. We’ve had concealed carry at CSU and Even the very liberal CU for years and it’s never once been a problem. More scaremongering from liberals.

      8 years ago at 10:56 am
  5. Fratasaurus

    How do you “defy” the law… Not bring a gun to campus? Liberals are idiots

    8 years ago at 10:24 am
  6. Asian Guy

    Reasons why its not a big deal people make it out to be:
    1. You have to be 21 in Texas to conceal carry, and Juniors/Seniors are less likely to take some lecture as a personal attack.
    2. Concealed carry requires a certain level of responsibility to go through training and applications. Not really the qualities of a easily-angered person.
    3. School shooters don’t give a fuck if they are breaking the law by illegally carrying a gun onto campus. But now they will fear being shot by an armed bystander.

    8 years ago at 10:26 am
    1. Peter Griffin

      CWP holders are 5.7 times less likely to be arrested for a violent crime and 13.5 times less likely to be arrested for nonviolent crimes than non CWP holders. But no one talks about that aspect of it though.

      8 years ago at 11:53 am