Daniel Hamermesh, an economics professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, plans to withdraw from the university because of his concerns about the campus carry law that will go into effect in Texas in August 2016.
According to a Tuesday report from the university's student newspaper, The Daily Texan, Hamermesh will teach at University of Sydney next fall.
Texas Senate Bill 11 was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in June. It allows for concealed handguns into buildings on the state’s public campuses. (Private schools can opt out.)
All colleges are allowed to set their own rules on how firearms can be carried and where. UT Austin has yet to announce its policies.
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