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Jul 26 2017

No Legal Standing for Hoplophobic Professors

Academics who hoped to use their own neurotic fear of firearms to attack the Second Amendment suffered a legal setback earlier this month:

[A] federal judge in Austin, Texas, dismissed a lawsuit by several professors who sought to block the University of Texas from implementing a state law that provides for the lawful carrying of concealed handguns on campus. The case is Glass v. Paxton.

In a filing with the court, one of the professors claimed that the presence of armed students in their classrooms would impede their “ability to create a daring, intellectually active, mutually supportive, and engaged community of thinkers.” The court, however, noted the plaintiffs did not specify what subject matter or point of view they expected to be suppressed. Instead, the judge wrote, they appeared to claim that they would censor their own opinions for fear that an armed student would harm someone.

Yet the judge stated that the professors’ “subjective fear” that an unnamed, unknown student would be moved to future violence because of a differing opinion was based on “mere conjecture.” The judge accordingly ruled that the plaintiffs had not articulated enough of an injury for the court to have standing to hear the case. …

Stripped of its legal jargon, [the] ruling basically states that the professors’ own rank biases against law-abiding concealed carriers does not constitute a legally addressable injury. The UT professors bootstrapped their claims essentially by insisting that their own irrational prejudice of lawful concealed carriers was so acute that it would cause the professors to avoid expressing opinions they themselves believed would be offensive. The court in this case wisely chose not to entertain or dignify this self-delusion.

Imagine if liberals manage to reverse this ruling. Anything moonbats decide “triggers” their neuroses could be banned with the same reasoning. Given the prejudices prevailing on college campuses, heterosexual white males might find themselves banned on the grounds that Preston Mitchum types find them threatening.

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On a tip from Lyle.



67 Responses to “No Legal Standing for Hoplophobic Professors”

  1. Watchman59 says:

    First, with concealed carry, how are they going to know which students are armed? And second, how much does anyone want to bet that they’ll start spouting worse than usual manure just to provoke one of them into some stupid action? And when that happens their friends in the media will be all over the story in perpetuity!!

  2. grayjohn says:

    They all own or are protected by guns. Lying elitist swine are anti liberty, they don’t really give a damn about guns.

  3. Bosun Higgs says:

    Always projecting.
    Leftists fear irrational violence over differing opinions because that is how they would react to “trigger” words. (Pardon the pun.)

  4. shpongl3 says:

    If a concealed carrier is so easily baited by words into drawing his weapon then the media will be justified in covering it. Luckily the vast majority of CC are responsible, law abiding citizens who won’t be so easily manipulated.

  5. ICEvictim says:

    not to worry profs, there’s a Nancy Boy out there just waiting to help you face your fears.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b2fb9edb00996a66f63a61aa61fccaaf05130174c6521a28972e70d33bec02ec.jpg

  6. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    Study has shown that CC people are MORE law-abiding than police officers.

  7. Angel says:

    I think Sig nailed it.

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  10. Pyrran says:

    Jennifer Glass is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

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