Are Campus Carry Laws Pushing Away Potential Students and Professors?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensAugust 31, 2016 9:44 am

A University of Texas English professor says a law enabling Texans with state permits to carry concealed guns into classrooms has already caused prospective faculty, students, and even speakers not to come to the Austin campus.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the PolitiFact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Lisa Moore said in an NPR interview aired Aug. 7, 2016, six days after the campus-carry mandate took effect: “We already have concrete examples of faculty who have declined to apply for jobs here at the university or who, once offered jobs, have turned them down when they realized that this policy would go into effect, students changing their minds about coming to our graduate and undergraduate programs, and invited speakers declining to come when they realized that we couldn’t guarantee that they would give their talk in a gun-free space.”

Hear how Moore’s claim scored in the player above.