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Students Resist Colleges, Strap on Empty Holsters (The next generation of pro-gun patriots)
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus ^ | April 2 | David Burnett

Posted on 04/05/2010 9:38:48 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger

April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College students across America will once again strap on empty holsters in an act of silent protest against laws and policies banning licensed concealed carry on campus.

The protest, sponsored by Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), will take place April 5-9, 2010 and comes on the heels of college administrators discriminating against concealed carry permit holders, and censoring students who disagree.

According to the group, colleges have repeatedly ignored or attempted to keep students from discussing the issue. In Pennsylvania, one college banned SCCC member Christine Brashier from handing out fliers about the group, stating, "You may want to discuss this topic but the college does not, and you cannot make us." Another college in Texas tried to block students from wearing the symbolic empty holsters on campus until a federal judge ruled that their ban violated the First Amendment. And a recent decision at Colorado State University overturned a long-standing policy that allowed concealed carry, despite the fact that crime on campus decreased rapidly since allowing concealed carry on campus, and no problems were reported among permit holders. The ban was opposed by students, Student Government, and local law enforcement.

"Colleges aren't content to ban the right to self-defense anymore," said David Burnett, a spokesman for SCCC. "Now they're trying to suspend the right to freedom of speech. They want to silence us and hope we'll go away. It's outrageous and our membership cares too much about self defense to remain silent."

The group was formed shortly after the Virginia Tech shooting, and advocates that persons with state-issued permits be allowed to carry concealed handguns on college grounds.

"Compulsory defenselessness doesn't make students safer, it makes them less safe," said Burnett. "A piece of paper taped to the door saying guns are against the rules has yet to stop a criminal, whether a mass shooter or an armed rapist. It merely assures the criminal that victims are incapable of effective resistance. There are no security checkpoints or metal detectors to pass through in order to enter a college campus and absolutely no way for colleges to control what a criminal brings on campus. Until they can take responsibility for our safety and guarantee our protection, colleges can't be allowed to deny us the right to self-defense."


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The Empty Holster Protest is ON this week! Visit http://www.concealedcampus.org for more details, and please support this valuable movement in any way you can. Spread the word, write a letter, lend a holster, tell a student, donate money, donate time, call a legislator, anything.
1 posted on 04/05/2010 9:38:48 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
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Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

2 posted on 04/05/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Concealed carry is a matter of law at one point, but at its important level it’s a matter of safety.

Since it’s concealed, it isn’t detectable unless they start putting scanners in the student unions.

Better being prosecuted for shooting a shooter with an impermissible, small concealed pocket pistol than to be a dead student at the hands of a shooter/mugger.


3 posted on 04/05/2010 9:46:16 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger
"Another college in Texas tried to block students from wearing the symbolic empty holsters on campus until a federal judge ruled that their ban violated the First Amendment."

...but a ban on non-empty holsters isn't a problem with the second amendment?? I'm having a real problem here with people thinking that the Constitution is somehow an a la carte menu from which you're free to pick and choose the topics you're okay with.

4 posted on 04/05/2010 9:46:52 AM PDT by alancarp (Calling all states: Reduce the cost of doing business and jobs will flock to your doors.)
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To: xzins
Better being prosecuted for shooting a shooter with an impermissible, small concealed pocket pistol than to be a dead student at the hands of a shooter/mugger.

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Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

5 posted on 04/05/2010 9:50:07 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo

terzackly!


6 posted on 04/05/2010 9:51:50 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DTogo

The truth is that I’ll bet the liberal lawyers would plead with the university NOT to prosecute a student who used an impermissible hidden weapon to protect himself against a shooter.

that would be a clear-cut self-defense, 2d amendment case that they’d never, ever want tried.


7 posted on 04/05/2010 9:54:16 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

I’m for open carry on my campus.


8 posted on 04/05/2010 9:59:17 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Ahhh yes. The alleged intellectual left just LOVES DIVERSITY — so long as it isn’t at odds with their perverted, utopian, social engineering, man is perfectable world view.

HEY, NUTJOBS: We’re SINNERS (even you) and some of us are (HORRORS!!) KILLERS who just LOVE those gun-free zones you’ve created for us where — until the cops can be rousted from Krispy Kreme and saunter on over to the old campus — the only folks getting shot are DEFENSELESS STUDENTS AND FACULTY.


9 posted on 04/05/2010 9:59:36 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (THE 2010 ELECTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT IN OUR LIFETIMES! BE THERE!!!)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

GUN FREE ZONE = EASY MASS KILL ZONE

No thanks...


10 posted on 04/05/2010 10:14:49 AM PDT by TSgt (When the government fears the people, there is liberty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: OneWingedShark

Let’s just work on concealed carry right now. Open carry is harder to sell, and is less strategic.


11 posted on 04/05/2010 10:16:37 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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12 posted on 04/05/2010 10:17:36 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Bookmark this site, you'll like it: TheArmedCitizen.com)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

>Let’s just work on concealed carry right now. Open carry is harder to sell, and is less strategic.

Open Carry would be MUCH easier to do in my state; here’s what the State Constitution says regarding arms:
No law shall abridge the right of the citizen to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes, but nothing herein shall be held to permit the carrying of concealed weapons. No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.

As you can see, the open carry of firearms [in New Mexico] is Constitutionally protected from [infringing] State, County, and Municipality laws.


13 posted on 04/05/2010 10:21:10 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: alancarp

a la carte, alancarp?

Sorry, it just sort of rolls off the tongue!

Militant


14 posted on 04/05/2010 10:22:12 AM PDT by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: Dick Bachert
I'm all for either open or concealed carry. Anywhere. By anyone not incarcerated. Will there be incidents? Yep, a few, but who's to prove those incidents wouldn't have happened anyway? and maybe worse? 300 million people can't live in close proximity to one another without “crap happening”. If we had ZERO gun control, and our law enforcement resources were used to catch and convict criminals, rather than trying to enforce gun control laws on the people,I honestly believe the crime rate would go down.When I was a youth here in Texas, it was common, especially during hunting season, for high schoolers to drive to school with firearms hanging in the gunracks of their pickup trucks. So the question, Have we devolved into less civilized humans, or have our freedoms simply been stripped away? I lean to the latter explanation....
15 posted on 04/05/2010 10:24:07 AM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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16 posted on 04/05/2010 10:28:18 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: DaveLoneRanger; All
Open carry is harder to sell

Sell to whom????? We have the right to keep and BEAR arms.

I OC all of the time in the summer and the only 2 times I have been stopped were by one person who wanted to talk about 1911's, and another who worked nights in the city and said it was great I was OCing.

Never had a single incident. I have had a few stares by gang members in Walmart. I know if I am getting stares the guy is probably bad news.

If nothing else, the thugs know that people are armed. THAT is a good thing.
17 posted on 04/05/2010 10:32:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: OneWingedShark

I like PA’s Constitution regarding guns:

Right to Bear Arms Section 21.

The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.


18 posted on 04/05/2010 10:34:33 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

>I like PA’s Constitution regarding guns:
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>Right to Bear Arms Section 21.
>The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.

Nice! Although with an appropriately twisted reading you could conclude that ‘registration’ or outright banning is NOT questioning that right.

Sad, but this is how, it seems, that our Congress [and even Judicial branch] works.


19 posted on 04/05/2010 10:38:06 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: xzins

And shooting a shooter has the self-defense defense for the defender.


20 posted on 04/05/2010 10:38:09 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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