SCCC Announces 2nd Official Protest

SCCC Announces 2nd Official Protest

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    SCCC Announces 2nd Official Protest

    CONTACT:
    W. Scott Lewis
    Media Coordinator
    Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
    media@concealedcampus.org
    Students for Concealed Carry on Campus - ConcealedCampus.com

    STUDENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRY ON CAMPUS (CONCEALEDCAMPUS.COM) ANNOUNCES SECOND NATIONAL COLLEGIATE EMPTY HOLSTER PROtest

    During the week of April 21-25, 2008, thousands of college students throughout the United States, organized under the banner of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), will attend classes wearing empty holsters, in protest of state laws and school policies that stack the odds in favor of dangerous criminals and armed killers by disarming law abiding citizens licensed to carry concealed handguns virtually everywhere else.

    SCCC hosted its first national collegiate Empty Holster Protest during the week of October 22-26, 2007, on the campuses of approximately 125 U.S. colleges and universities. This second Empty Holster Protest will expand upon the concept of the first protest by placing greater emphasis on educating the uninformed. Protesters will focus on sharing the facts of “concealed carry” with students and faculty who may not be aware that concealed carry laws exist or that those laws differ on college campuses from most other locations.

    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. Numerous studies* by independent researchers and state agencies show that concealed handgun license holders are five times less likely than non-license holders to be arrested for violent crimes. 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.

    Colorado State University, Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave, VA), and all nine public colleges in the state of Utah currently allow concealed carry on campus. After a combined total of more than sixty semesters of allowing concealed carry on campus, none of these schools have seen any resulting incidents of gun violence, gun accidents, or gun theft.

    From assault to rape to mass shootings, college campuses are touched by every type of violent crime imaginable. Labeling an area “gun free” may make some people feel safer, but as the shootings at Virginia Tech taught us, feeling safe is not the same as being safe. 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 student members 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 rapes, the assaults, and the uncontested, execution-style massacres that have no place in America’s 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 at media@concealedcampus.org or visit Students for Concealed Carry on Campus - ConcealedCampus.com.



    *“Crime, Deterrence, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handguns,” John Lott and David Mustard, Journal of Legal Studies (v.26, no.1, pages 1-68, January 1997); “An Analysis of The Arrest Rate Of Texas Concealed Handgun License Holders as Compared to the Arrest Rate of the Entire Texas Population,” William E. Sturdevant, September 1, 2000; Florida Department of Justice statistics, 1998; Florida Department of State, “Concealed Weapons/Firearms License Statistical Report,” 1998; Texas Department of Public Safety and the U.S. Census Bureau, reported in San Antonio Express-News, September, 2000; Texas Department of Corrections data, 1996-2000, compiled by the Texas State Rifle Association




    ABOUT STUDENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRY ON CAMPUS - Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprised of over 10,000 college students, college faculty members, parents of college students, 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.



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    You can also view a daily updated roster sheet of people in attendance to try to coordinate on your campus. Since the file name changes daily with the dates, you can access it here:

    Spring ’08 EHP Sets New Record!

    And then click on the link for the excel sheet.

    We currently have 1602 people officially participating at 542 different universities.
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    I just had an idea that might give more "shock value" to a protest. Why not have a protest where you have one person lay down and play dead for every person that has been killed in a gun free zone. There have been a lot just in the last 10-15 years, you may run out of protesters. This might hit home for some of the fence sitters once they see just how many people have died in these so called safe zones. Sad thing is, you might not have enough people to account for all the murders.

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    Jeep - like I mentioned before.. I've got an extra holster to donate for this I think.
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    I'll be packing with an empty holster on campus that week. Count me in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixBravo View Post
    Jeep - like I mentioned before.. I've got an extra holster to donate for this I think.
    Heck. I have a whole drawer full of extra holsters.

    I think we all do.
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    Makes me want to enroll in college just so I can participate!!
    I am proud of all those who are taking part in this event!!
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    Carry On!
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    If ya'll want to donate holsters, please contact your local campus leader and see if they need any first. You can find that list here:

    Students for Concealed Carry on Campus - ConcealedCampus.com

    If there isn't a local leader, PM me and I'll send you my mailing address, and I'll distribute them out from there. No guarantee you'll get them back though, so please don't send holsters that you need/want back (there's no way I can make sure a stranger in another state/city will mail it back to you).
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    This is great, and I appreciate the time and efforts the students are putting forth in this cause.

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    I was on Fall Break during the first one, but wore my Fobus paddle for my P95 during the two days that I was at school. I made little cards explaining it in my pocket. One person asked. I did give out a lot of cards to random people though.
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    I'm on that list.

    Sadly, I'm currently the only one at my university on that list, though (sad because it's one of the largest in the country).

    I'm in no hurry given the time, but I'm debating the wisdom of getting a quality (visible) OWB holster if I'm relegated to concealed carry in my state and plan to mostly carry IWB. I'm thinking an inexpensive Uncle Mikes or some airsoft knock-off would do well enough.


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