A long time professor at Texas A&M is calling it quits over the state’s new campus carry law.

WIBW reports.

Texas professor retiring over campus carry law

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said this week university professors could face disciplinary action if they suggest handguns not be brought into their classrooms.

It’s one of the many reasons one Texas A&M professor has decided to retire to protest the new campus carry-law.

“We couldn’t even request that the students not carry guns,” said John Ellison. “That even that request would be met with discipline. That borders on First Amendment problems.”

John Ellison has taught at Texas A&M for more than three decades, but when talk of a campus carry bill was mentioned in the state legislature in 2011, he knew his final day on campus might come.

“I think if you object to something,” said Ellison, “it’s your patriotic duty to object to it, in a reasonable way. I don’t have any other ways of objecting”

The genetics professor said he never wanted to walk away from the department, but will hold true to his beliefs.

“A gun is simply not a necessity in a classroom,” said Ellison. “It’s not even a benefit in a classroom.”