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Starting in August 2016, Texas’s new “campus carry” law will allow those with concealed carry licenses to carry guns into the buildings and dormitories of Texas colleges. So, obviously there’s significant disdain for this decree by lawmakers. One opponent is a prominent professor at the prestigious university.

Texas Professor Quits Instead Of Working With Armed Students

The professor emeritus at the University of Texas-Austin (UT), Daniel Hamermesh, has announced that he is resigning his post in protest against a new law enabling students to carry concealed weapons on campus.

In a letter, he said, “With a huge group of students my perception is that the risk that a disgruntled student might bring a gun into the classroom and start shooting at me has been substantially enhanced by the concealed-carry law.”

“As much as I have loved the experience of teaching and introducing these students to economics at the university, I have decided not to continue.” He currently economics class holds over 400 students.

He also cited that the future of the faculty is bleak.

“My guess is somebody thinking about coming to Texas is going to think twice about being a professor here,” he said in his letter. “It’s going to make it more difficult for Texas to compete in the market for faculty.” Texas isn’t the first state to legalize campus carry, though, as it’s already legal in several states, including Utah, Colorado, Oregon, and more.

Texas Professor Quits Instead Of Working With Armed Students