Talk about an attempt to suppress free speech and Second Amendment rights. The faculty council chair at the University of Texas-Austin told faculty to not support the on-campus carry efforts in the university system:
“Professor Bill Beckner, Chair of the Faculty Council of the University of Texas at Austin, emailed all university faculty members warning them against testifying in support of a bill that would allow the concealed carry of handguns on college campuses.
Thursday February 12th, the Texas State Public Affairs Committee will hold its first public hearings on the controversial Senate Bill 11. The hearing provides an opportunity for those affected by the bill—students, faculty members and the like—to explain to the Texas Senate why the bill should or should not be passed.
“Individual faculty members,” Beckner cautioned in his email Tuesday, “should ensure they are acting consistently with their institutions’ policies and practices if they choose to come testify.”