Instructors at Texas Told to Meet Students in Bars to Avoid Campus Carry Rules

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

This sounds ridiculous, and it is actually true:

Some University of Texas professors have taken to holding office hours at a gun-free bar on campus in order circumvent the state’s new campus carry law.

The law gives professors with private offices the option of allowing students to carry concealed firearms, but anti-gun assistant instructors without private offices have no such discretion, and are therefore opting to meet with students at a gun-free zone on campus called the Cactus Cafe.

One assistant instructor leading the charge for bar office hours is graduate student Mark Sheridan, who insists that most students don’t mind the change in meeting space, telling Campus Reform that “it doesn’t materially affect their classroom experience and I don’t make a big deal about it in the course of my daily work.”