Students in Universities all over America are licensed to carry concealed weapons.
But when we step foot on our campuses we must be unarmed.
Too many have been murdered, raped, robbed and beaten on our campuses!
Enough is enough!
Allow the CCW holders on our campuses to protect ourselves and those around us!
10/26/2007 – SCCC MEMBERSHIP REACHES NEW HIGH AND A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
SCCC Membership Sets New Record
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus now has over 7,000 members nationwide.
Thought for the Day
1. an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
Proponents of gun control typically argue that gun owners should be required to undergo training, testing, expanded background checks, and licensing.
Proponents of gun rights typically argue that gun owners should be allowed to carry handguns in public, for self-defense.
Concealed carry laws allow gun owners who undergo training, testing, expanded background checks, and licensing to carry handguns in public, for self-defense.
When both sides give a little and both sides get a little, that is the true definition of compromise.
Who is more willing to compromise�groups like Students for Concealed Carry on Campus who support licensed concealed carry or groups like The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence who oppose licensed concealed carry?
Hint: It�s not the group whose president went on Fox News this morning and referred to his opposition as people who like to �dress up� to �feel more masculine.� It�s also not the group whose spokesman told Fox News yesterday that college students who oppose his position on the issue of concealed carry on college campuses should �drop out of school.�
10/24/2007 – COVERAGE ON FOX NEWS AND AN OP-ED IN THE
10/22/2007 – THE EMPTY HOLSTER PROTEST BEGINS!
The Empty Holster Protest
During the week of October 22-26, participating students and faculty at over 110 colleges and universities throughout America will wear empty holsters on campus, in protest of state laws and school policies that stack the odds in favor of armed killers by disarming law abiding citizens licensed to carry concealed handguns virtually everywhere else (movie theaters, office buildings, shopping malls, etc).
The symbolic point of the Empty Holster Protest is to represent that students, faculty, and guests on college campuses are left defenseless (with nothing but empty holsters) by state laws and school policies that refuse to afford concealed handgun license holders the same rights on college campuses that they are afforded virtually everywhere else.
The practical point of the Empty Holster Protest is to encourage a dialogue between protesters and individuals who may not know the facts of concealed carry.
1. Do not carry ANYTHING in your holster. Some members have suggested the idea of carrying cell phones or other personal items in their holsters, as a way of showing that the holsters themselves are harmless; however, SCCC strongly discourages against doing so. Aside from the fact that a casual observer’s overactive imagination might lead him or her to believe that the item in your holster is actually a gun, carrying something in your holster detracts from the protest’s statement. The point of wearing EMPTY holsters is symbolic, so please don’t confuse the issue by placing anything in your holster.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER SHOULD YOU, AT ANY TIME, PLACE ANYTHING IN YOUR HOLSTER THAT LOOKS EVEN REMOTELY LIKE A FIREARM!
2. If your holster has a top flap designed to cover a pistol, please find a way to pin or tie that flap open so that it is readily apparent that your holster is empty.
3. As long as you’re wearing a holster and/or a ConcealedCampus.com T-shirt, leave your temper at home. Part of the price for standing up for your beliefs is facing ridicule from those who disagree. Remain calm at all times. Act dignified and professional at all times. No matter what anyone says to you, be the bigger person.
4. If, at anytime during the protest, a member of the opposition “crosses the line,” notify the appropriate authorities immediately. Though facing ridicule is part of the price for standing up for your beliefs, giving up your basic human rights is not part of that price. If anyone threatens you with any illegal action (violent or non-violent), IMMEDIATELY notify campus or local police. If a professor suggests that your participation in the protest may somehow negatively affect your grade in his or her class, notify your school administration.
5. No protester should, under any circumstances, wear a holster onto the campus of any high school, junior high, middle school, or elementary school. This protest is about concealed carry by licensed individuals on college campuses. The agenda of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus does not encompass similar issues affecting primary and secondary schools.
6. Use your best judgment at all times. The organizers of this protest cannot foresee every possible scenario. If you encounter a situation for which you are not prepared, think through it, and use your best judgment.
10/21/2007 – Local TV Coverage
SCCC on TV
Tonight (Sunday, October 21, 2007) Cincinnati, Ohio, TV station WKRC (Local 12) will feature an interview with SCCC organizer Michael Flitcraft, on the 11 PM (EDT) local news. CLICK HERE to watch the interview.
10/20/2007 – “Answers” Page Updated, More Radio Coverage
New Answers on “Answers” Page
The “Answers to the Most Common Arguments Against Concealed Carry on College Campuses” page has been updated with new information.
SCCC on the Radio
SCCC is getting so many requests for radio interviews that, unfortunately, some interviews happen faster than we can update the page. We apologize if your interview doesn’t make the news page.
Tomorrow (Sunday, October 21, 2007) at 1:45 MST/PDT (3:45 CDT / 4:45 EDT) University of Texas at San Antonio campus leader Laura Morales and SCCC Media Coordinator Scott Lewis will be interviewed on the “America Armed & Free” segment of Liberty Watch Radio on Tucson, Arizona, 690 KVOI AM. The show will be simulcast online, via live streaming audio. CLICK HERE to listen with Windows Media Player. CLICK HERE to listen with Real Player.
10/17/2007 – ETSU Has Change of Heart, More Radio Coverage for SCCC
ETSU Students WILL Be Allowed to Carry Empty Holsters on Campus
SCCC on the Radio
On Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at approximately 5:50 PM (CDT), Western Kentucky University SCCC campus leader Nathan Hayes will be talking about the Empty Holster Protest on WKU’s campus radio station Revolution 91.7. The show will be simulcast online, via live streaming audio. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.
10/16/2007 – New Shirt, SCCC on the Radio, SCCC in Print, and Another Offer of Support
It’s NOT Too Late to Buy a T-Shirt for the Empty Holster Protest
If you still want a T-shirt for the upcoming Empty Holster Protest but don't want to pay $34.95 for "expedited” shipping, THIS NEW DESIGN is available for only $21.99, including shipping and handling ($8.99 + $13.00 for UPS 2-day delivery).
SCCC on the Radio
On Wednesday, October 24, 2007, during the 10 AM (EDT) hour, SCCC organizer Stephen J. Feltoon will be
interviewed on The Sue Wylie Show, on
SCCC in Print
The Johnson City Press in
Offer of Support
John DiGaetano, president of the Second Amendment Club of America, Tampa Bay Chapter, is supporting the cause of concealed carry on campus by offering one free year of membership in his organization and free handgun training to all college students.
10/13/2007 - Empty Holster Protest Handouts and Adminstration/Police Notification Form Letters are Now Available
Students should use THIS FORM LETTER to notify campus administrators and campus police of the upcoming Empty Holster Protest.
The following flyers can be printed up by anyone participating in the Empty Holster Protest and handed out to individuals who want to know more about the objective of the protest, SCCC’s agenda, or concealed carry in general:
The Protest Handout (double sided) (Generic version in Adobe PDF format)
The Protest Handout (side A) (In MS Word format for editing with state/campus specific data)
The Protest Handout (side B) (In MS Word format for editing with state/campus specific data)
- Students for Concealed Carry on Campus Announces Empty Holster Protest
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. (Click here for the official press release.)
Rebutting the Most
Common Arguments Against Concealed Carry on College Campuses
Students For Concealed Carry on Campus now has a list of answers to the most common arguments against allowing concealed carry on college campus.
- FREE CCW Classes for VT Students!
Suarez International and NRA instructor Jack Rumbaugh in conjunction with the Warrior's Forge in Manassas, VA will be offering free classes suitable for obtaining a Virginia Concealed Carry Permit for Virginia Tech students and faculty members. The only restrictions are you must be 21 to participate and pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be accepted. A valid VT ID is required. There are a limited number of seats available per class so all registrations are on a first come, first serve basis. (Link)
We still need Campus Leaders in:
Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming
The legislation was proposed after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech last month." Link
George Mason Campus Leader Andre Dysart on WUSA 9 TV Link
5/10/07 - Free TX CHL Class and More Media
is offering FREE CHL
classes for all students and teachers until July. They are located in
SCCC Mention in The Florida Times-Union
"Several students from UNF and other
Since the group formed, some lawmakers have joined the movement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry said last week students with concealed weapons permits should be able to carry guns on campus for their own protection." Link
5/6/07 - SCCC
Appears in the
Activists Debate Campus Gun Laws
"Chris Brown, a
student at the
Brown admitted it's difficult to say whether an armed student might have stopped Cho.
"Whether it would save lives, who knows?" Brown said. "But they should give us a chance to save lives. Forcing us to be defenseless in our college classrooms and on our campuses is a travesty."'
- BREAKING: Texas
Governor Supports Concealed Carry on Campuses
While people across the country have called for gun control in the wake of Virginia Tech, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for gun freedom Monday. Perry met with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, who is traveling the country to decide how the government can prepare schools for these types of situations.
"I think a person ought to be able to carry their weapon with them anywhere in this state if they are licensed, and they have gone through the training," Perry said.
When Perry said anywhere in the state, he meant it.
they're in church or whether they're on
a college campus or wherever they are," Perry added.
"The last time I checked, putting up a sign that says, 'Don't bring your
gun in here,' for someone who has ill intent on their mind, they could (not)
- Tells it Like it is
"They look at the massacre and see the need for more regulation, registration and confiscation. We look at the dead innocents, deliberately disarmed and made easy targets in a carefully crafted, firearm-free environment, and blame their big liberal lies and unintended idiocies for the body count. "Gun Free School Zone" is a lie every bit as much as "Arbeit Macht Frei" and every bit as deadly. We see these bright young kids and talented professors who were killed without a hope of self defense, who were killed, indeed, by liberalism itself, and we blame the butchers with immaculate hands who cleared the way for the killer and made it all possible. Yet it is WE, the law-abiding and self-reliant, who are blamed by THEM, the servile toadies of collectivism. Our rising anger is in fact a measure of how close we are coming to a final break in this country between our two competing visions of
4/28/07 - Campus Leader Update
The Campus Leaders page has been
updated in the For Students
section. This page will allow students and supporters to contact a Campus Leader on their local campus
to get involved in our organization.
We will have an email list created soon that you can sign up for on our website. Please check back to sign up for our email list so we can send you updates and news!
4/20/07 - The Nuge tells it like it is
Ted Nugent wrote a CNN commentary today talking about the stupidity of gun control, the need for concealed carry and the silly "Gun Free Zones." This is a must read.
4/19/07 - Local Student Group on CNN Monday*
NEW UPDATE: (DATE CHANGE) The Second Amendment Club from the
ALSO: Nearly 25,000 hits in our first day of the website being up!!! Amazing. Keep spreading the word. Invite your friends on facebook, send the website to other supporters & put our banners on your website!
As students, parents and citizens we demand our State Legislatures recognize our right to defend ourselves on college campuses across the nation.
School shootings and violence will never be stopped. As individuals and concerned citizens we deserve the right to defend ourselves even when we are on campus.
We are licensed by our State Governments to carry handguns to protect ourselves but they tie our hands at school. We are adults who have taken on the responsibility to carry concealed weapons to defend ourselves. We are not criminals. We are not crazy. We are citizens who have proved that we are capable of being responsible carrying weapons in public.
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April 16, 2007 — 32 Students Shot Dead on the Virginia Tech Campus
A tranquil college campus
SCCC organizer Michael Flitcraft
at the 2007 Gun Rights Policy
Conference (part 1 of 2)
SCCC organizer Michael Flitcraft
at the 2007 Gun Rights Policy
Conference (part 2 of 2)