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.