Howdy. I don't know how many of you guys/gals remember the thoughts about protesting with an empty holster to class that somebody else brought up here. Well, upon hearing about that Students for Concealed Carry on Campus group, I joined it, and am now the campus leader for my school.
I brought up the empty holster idea for a nation-wide protest. At first, it was shot down. It's now picking up a great deal of momentum, especially from those around the Cincinnati area. So far, mid-October seems to be the easiest time for most of us to do it, as it's early in the school year still, there is plenty of time to recruit and advertise the protest, as well as plenty of time to make sure that campus officials/police know that it is simply a peaceful demonstration, and a group of people acting upon their first amendment rights. A week long protest is in the works right now.
As much as I appreciate the offers that others have given about letting us use the holsters you have for the protest, I can't think of a surefire way of getting them back to their rightful owners. Sure, we could hold licenses or whatnot, but there's no guarantee of it. I'm seriously thinking about just making some canvas holsters off a spool of material and spraying them with the SCCC logo on it, but anyways...
Another member on their website (they use www.facebook.com as the communication system/forum) suggested getting in touch with local pro-CCW and pro-2A groups for help with regards to getting representatives contact information, as well as meetings/debates set up. I'm putting this up on every website I visit, asking that if you know contact information for any representatives at any level of government, to share them, outside of the quick 'comment box' form that so many have on their websites.
We'd like to get their information and contact them about this, as in addition to being able to inform them about the issue, we will also be able to begin a serious campaign using the information. Face to face discussions, phone interviews, open forum debates, etc., are all serious avenues that we are looking to pursue, and we need some help to do it.
So, please, if there's anything that you can possibly do to help out, pitch in, our gratitude simply can't be expressed over a computer screen.