It’s not that often that we see a story about a college professor that we like but this is a good one. This professor has a permit to carry and challenging Mizzou over their campus gun ban. Good for him!
The College Fix reports:
Mizzou professor sues university over ‘gun ban’ on campus
A University of Missouri professor is suing his employer for banning guns on campus, claiming that the university policy is unconstitutional after the state strengthened its gun rights in 2014.
Royce de R. Barondes, an associate professor of law at the university, is questioning the campus’s gun policy, which states that “the possession of firearms on university property is prohibited except in regularly approved programs or by university agents or employees in the line of duty.”
Barondes is a concealed carry permit holder in the state of Missouri and also teaches a course on firearms law, according to The Washington Times.
The state amended its constitution in 2014 to provide “strict scrutiny” of gun restrictions. The amendment reaffirms the state’s commitment to the Second Amendment and states that the right to keep and bear arms cannot be questioned and is “unalienable.”
“This case is an opportunity for good constitutional jurisprudence with us passing an amendment to our constitution last year,” said Barondes’s lawyer Jennifer Bukowsky, according to The Times. “The university’s rule is so obviously in violation of our state’s constitution, we see this case as being the best vehicle to protect one of our nation’s very first freedoms — our freedom to self-defense,” she added.
Here’s wishing the professor luck!