Skip to comments.Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Announces National Collegiate Empty Holster Protest (Wow)
Posted on 10/18/2007 5:42:02 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
During the week of October 22-26, 2007, college students throughout America, organized under the banner of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, will attend classes wearing empty holsters, in protest of state laws and campus policies that stack the odds in favor of armed killers by disarming law abiding citizens licensed to carry concealed handguns virtually everywhere else.
In 39 U.S. states, thousands of collegiate students and facultyage 21 and aboveare licensed to carry concealed handguns throughout their day-to-day lives. And they do so without incident. However, despite the absence of any compelling evidence that these licensed individuals would pose any more threat to college campuses than they currently do to office buildings, shopping malls, movie theaters, grocery stores, banks, etc., they are prohibited, either by state law or school policy, from carrying their firearms onto most college campuses.
On April 16, 2007, twenty-seven students and five faculty members at Virginia Tech lost their lives to a madman who possessed one distinct advantage over his victimsHe wasnt concerned with following the rules. Undeterred by Virginia Techs status as a gun free zone, this mentally unstable individual carried two handguns onto the university campus and indiscriminately opened fire.
In the last twenty years, the vast majority of the mass shootings in Americafrom the Texas Lubys massacre to the Columbine High School massacrehave happened in gun free zones. Labeling an area gun free may make some people feel safer, but as the shootings at Virginia Tech taught us, feeling safe and being safe are not the same thing.
For over a year, state law in Utah has allowed licensed individuals to carry concealed handguns on college campuses. This has yet to result in a single act of violence. Numerous studies* by independent researchers and state agencies show that license holders are five times less likely than non-license holders to be arrested for violent crimes. Clearly, license holders pose little threat to college campuses.
There is a wide discrepancy between the intent of campus gun bans and the actual consequences of such bans. It is this discrepancy to which the students of SCCC hope their Empty Holster Protest will draw attention. While opponents may argue that guns have no place in institutions of higher learning, SCCC contends that it is the threat of uncontested, execution-style massacre that has no place in Americas colleges. The students of the Empty Holster Protest respectfully ask that steps be taken to take the advantage away from those who seek to harm the innocent.
For more information, contact Scott Lewis or visit www.ConcealedCampus.com.
Scott Lewis Media Coordinator Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (512) 514-4373 email@example.com http://www.ConcealedCampus.com
ABOUT STUDENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRY ON CAMPUS - Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprised of college students, parents, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of concealed handgun licenses should enjoy the same rights on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCCC is dedicated to persuading state governments and school administrators to approve laws and campus policies that will grant all citizens with concealed handgun licenses the right to carry their concealed handguns on college campuses. We are not affiliated with the NRA, a political party, or any other organization.
Now THAT is campus activism that I can support!
I hope they have a well planned communication network to ge tthe word out nation wide. It would be excellent to see this hit the nation MSM news and begin a yearly protest movement that move to other areas...like DC!...and Chicago!
Why do you think I’m posting it? B-)
will attend classes wearing empty holsters, in protest ...
Excellent. But I’m sure the purse carrying wimps running the indoctrination camps will insist wearing holsters creates a climate of hate. Marxists will not tolerate such public displays of individual rights and responsibilites.
Hope the students have their legal options standing by.
I’ve read the official VT report, and I’m convinced that even one student carrying the lowliest of 22 pistols (like an NAA Mini revolver) could have put Cho out of business.
Good morning Dave,
I sent scott an EM and asked him to let us knwo how the proKABA crowd here might be able to help his cause. Certainly we have enough ping list members to give him a bit of help.
GUN FREE ZONE
(You’re free to carry your gun here!)
Hope all who participate in this will do whatever they can to document stealth harrassment by anti-gun faculty, maybe a large purge will come from the wet twisted panty brigade across the country in 'academia'...
Maybe it’s time some of the legal eagles on this forum volunteer their time and we contribute money.
Nailed it. I just posed this on another thread:
Maybe the actions of the NRA can be attributed to a continued effort to not be seen as a too radical. I remember when the NRA's image took a real hit in the early 1990's when they started talking about Jack Booted Thugs, and President H W Bush publicly resigned from the organization.
I see this as just the opposite. They have moved too far in the other direction and have gotten too close to the likes of those taking our rights.
It's time to push hard for constitutional rights, not run away. After Virgina Tech there were as many or more calls for more guns on campus as there were those to ban. Instead of pressing the advantage the NRA rushed to 'control' a bill that never should have happened in the first place.
It's well past time for the NRA to go on the offensive as opposed constantly seeming to be doing 'damage control'. We have won, or are close to it. The only bill called for in this situation would have been to remove all federal funding from colleges that circumvented state laws on concealed carry. It's time the Left is forced to 'compromise' with us and explain it to THEIR voters.
That the lack of incidents, and the lack of “wild west” or “gunfights in the street” has not change the attitude of those who insisted these things would be commonplace should CCW be allowed proves that these opponents are not interested in facts.
The lack of incidents and the unchanging shrillness and irrationality of RKBA opponents comes as no surprise. The only time RKBA/CCW opponents are surprise is when their non-solutions to violence fail to protect anyone except the perpetrator.
I think I’ll deploy the armed citizen list just special for this non-armed citizen story. This is a brilliant idea that should get as much exposure as possible. We need as many people as we can to get the word out. There are promotional posters on the main site that I will print out (probably 50 of them) and post around campus.
I’d deeply appreciate you and everyone reading this thread can spread the word. E-mail forwards, printing out posters, telling people, posting elsewhere, etc.
Wake Up America ~ some are standing up and being counted!!
Got a staff memo yesterday that it’s coming to my campus. I offered to bring in a box of holsters for the staff. No takers so far... BTT.
Joe, care to ping the troops to see if anyone has ideas on how to help this empty holster protest get more legs?
They will be arrested for disturbing the peace. Watch for it.
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