Friday, September 25, 2015

Why a Professor in Texas Hangs a ‘No Guns’ Sign in His Classroom

The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 24th, 2015

By next September, people will be legally allowed to carry concealed weapons on public-college campuses in Texas.
But David Smith-Soto, a senior lecturer in multimedia journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso, thinks the law is a bad idea. He hopes it will be challenged in court and never go into effect. Mr. Smith-Soto has written blog posts about why he’s against the law, and he’s hung a sign in his classroom that symbolically declares the space a gun-free zone­.
The El Paso professor’s protest got wider exposure after a Fox News television station interviewed him, and now it’s drawing support from professors on other campuses, too.

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