Friday, October 05, 2007

National Collegiate Empty Holster Protest

As you have probably seen on other blogs (Say Uncle, and The War on Guns to name a couple), the Student Government Association of MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) has voted against a proposal to allow students to carry firearms on campus. If this is new to you, there is more information here.

The push for concealed carry on college campuses is being taken up by students across the country. More and more folks are making the decision to provide for their own protection and see "victim disarmament zones" to be nothing more than ridiculous feel good policy/legislation that accomplishes nothing towards making our institutions of higher learning safer.

One organization that is working towards this end is the Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. This group is attempting to organize a nation wide campus protest to raise awareness of this issue.

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 faculty—age 21 and above—are 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...
For more information, visit the website here.

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