Texas AG hopes to have gun lawsuit dismissed
HOUSTON – Texas' new campus carry law, which went into effect Monday, will face its biggest legal challenge Thursday.
The loudest voices against the measure come from the University of Texas. Three professors filed a lawsuit to overturn the law; calling it "unconstitutional."
At the University of Houston, some students hope the UT professors will win the day.
"No, I'm not in favor of it," Jessica Rodriguez said.
Some students claim the law clouds a once clear-cut issue; before if someone saw a gun on campus it was an automatic problem.
"Are they doing it to be safe, are they doing it just to have a gun?" Rodriguez said. "We just don't know any more now what they are actually holding the gun for."
Other students disagree and hope the lawsuit will fail.
"I feel safety is important, you never know how people think today," Zack Reyna said. "I feel that it's important to feel safe as a person because of all the unknowns that keep happening today."
On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a brief with the court, asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed.
"It is a frivolous lawsuit and I am confident it will be dismissed because the Legislature passed a constitutionally-sound law," Paxton wrote in a statement. "There is no legal justification to deny licensed, law-abiding citizen son campus, the same measure of personal protection they are entitled to elsewhere in Texas."