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UT Professors Present Anti-Campus Carry Arguments To Federal Judge

Ryan Poppe
Texas Public Radio

Attorneys for three University of Texas professors suing the State of Texas over it’s campus carry law presented their arguments before a federal district judge in Austin.

UT Professor Lisa Moore is one of those professors who alleges her right to academic freedom, which is a protected clause under the 1st Amendment’s right to free speech, would be violated by having a gun in her classroom.

“Guns don’t belong in a university classroom, that’s something that is intuitively rational and most people understand and we need to back out of a conversation where common sense has disappeared from the statutory and legal process,” Moore says.

Austin Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel will revisit with attorneys on Monday and issue a ruling on whether the law should be put on hold while the case is being tried in federal court.

Ryan started his radio career in 2002 working for Austin’s News Radio KLBJ-AM as a show producer for the station's organic gardening shows. This slowly evolved into a role as the morning show producer and later as the group’s executive producer.