Pack the Courtroom: Books not Bullets
Despite opposition from professors, students, and police, Texas’ controversial campus carry law went into effect Monday, making it legal to carry guns into college classrooms and dorms.
But Texans are fighting back. Several weeks ago, three UT professors filed suit against the state to block campus carry before the first day of classes. On Thursday, a federal court in Austin is hearing the preliminary injunction.
We have a chance to support our professors and students fighting for gun free colleges and universities.
This Thursday help us pack the courtroom and show Texas officials that we will not stand for guns in our classrooms.
When: Thursday, 2pm
Where: Federal Courthouse, 501 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Note: Arrive earlier to snag a seat or show your support outside the court.
If you're not able to be there, help out by spreading the word. Click to share this graphic and the event information:
Here are some great resources about the campus carry legislation and the lawsuit:
- The Trace: The Numbers on Arming College Students Show Risks Outweigh Benefits
- Scientific American: The Science of Guns Proves Arming Untrained Citizens Is a Bad Idea
- Full text of Campus Carry Bill (SB 11)
- Full text of lawsuit complaint against Campus Carry
- Overview of lawsuit from Texas Tribune
We want to make our voice heard, and the more people who come, the more of an impact we’ll make.