New ideas for Concealed Campus?
(I posted this on "The High Road" as well, and I know we have a few members of SCCC around here on this board.)
We've been discussing new ideas for future events on our groups page on Facebook.
Some of the ideas thus far:
Firearms Education Week
-trying to educate the general public on basic firearms issue, technology etc.
Take A Freshman To The Range
-just as it says, take new shooters to the range and introduce them
Members becoming certified instructors (helps cut costs and logistics down for some other events)
Probably some more empty holster protests
I don't want to spark yet another debate about CCW on campus, we are just looking for as many fresh, new and creative ideas as possible to help further the cause.
This is the original post at facebook by Stephen, part of the Concealed Campus leadership, that has prompted some great discussion there. The goal is to work both nationally and regionally to promote CCW on campus.
"This question has been on mind for awhile now. Since sometime between 22-26 October (the dates of the Empty Holster Protest, in case you've forgotten) to be exact.
SCCC leadership sat down a few weeks ago and had a little chat thanks to AIM. We decided, for a time, that for now we would work on the website and keep on educating the masses. While that's fine and dandy for now, the protest brought in 3000 people, hundreds of emails (mostly positive), and countless instances of media attention. We need to capitalize on that and hold another public, nationwide demonstration next semester.
Luckily, Bryce, Mike, and I live well within driving distance of each other (which is purely coincidental, none of us knew each other when we joined SCCC). Over this upcoming break, we plan on meeting up to kick around some ideas. Seriously, the Empty Holster Protest was I think a combination of an idea that one of Mike's friends had and something off of Ohioans for Concealed Carry's forums. My point is that it came around from little more than just kicking ideas around.
So here's what I'm really getting at: SCCC needs another safe, public demonstration. We need something potentially attention-grabbing, perhaps with the opportunity to be educational. It doesn't necessarily have to be newsworthy, but it has to be safe, practical, and something more than 500 people will potentially want to do. The Empty Holster Protest had more than 550 pledged participants (we don't know how many ACTUALLY participated). A good goal would be 1,000 ACTUAL participants from 250 schools in the next one. One thought is a "Take a Newbie to the Range" Day. Get some brand new shooters, find a .22, teach them firearm safety and show them that firearms, when used safely/legally/responsibly aren't all that bad. It's just an idea. For ideas that get listed, if you want to critique them, please use CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, like Pros: and Cons:, not "that's a stupid idea".
So...ideas...ready set go."