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>> A US district judge on Monday denying a motion from three University of Texas professors who wanted to ban guns in the classroom after the state gave some students the right to carry weapons on campus under a law that went into effect this month. The so-called campus carry law allows those 21 and older to bring concealed handguns into classrooms and other university facilities if they have the proper license.
The UT professors argued that this could have a chilling effect on academic freedom and that a combination of youth, firearms and college life could make for a deadly situation. But the judge siding with the Texas Legislature. Saying it did not overstep its bounds in allowing concealed weapons in an academic setting.
The decision comes as classes are set to begin Wednesday at UT.