WVU Students and Alumni For Concealed Carry On Campus


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ducktape944
February 20, 2008, 07:39 PM
Students for Concealed Carry on campus is a non-partisan, grassroots organization comprised of over 15,000 college students, faculty members, parents, and concerned citizens (about 90% college students and 10% faculty, parents, and concerned citizens) who support the right of concealed handgun license holders to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

In the wake of recent school shootings, such as the massacre at Virginia Tech, SCCC contends it is now abundantly clear that “gun free zones” serve to disarm only those law abiding citizens who might be able to mitigate such tragedies.

Both the membership and the leadership of SCCC are made up of individuals with very diverse political backgrounds. Among SCCC’s organizers you'll find at least one conservative Republican, at least one liberal Democrat, and at least one moderate Independent.

SCCC has two main objectives. The first objective is to educate the public about the facts of concealed carry and dispel the many myths about concealed carry. The second objective is to push state legislatures and school administrations to grant concealed handgun license holders the same right—the right to carry concealed handguns—on college campuses that these license holders currently enjoy at most other places (movie theaters, office buildings, shopping malls, banks, etc).

Because SCCC fully supports states' rights, it is our policy to push for change at the state level, rather than at the federal level. The first step is to see "colleges" removed from the lists of places listed as "off limits" by the concealed carry laws in many states. The next step is to see other states follow Utah's lead in prohibiting state (tax subsidized) colleges from enacting their own bans on concealed carry.

SCCC does not feel that it is sufficient for states to leave this decision up to public colleges because school administrators typically interpret this CHOICE as a question of liability and, therefore, almost always rule to prohibit concealed carry on campus. Though it may sound cynical, most school administrators would rather risk having 32 dead students and faculty members (from a Virginia Tech-style massacre) for which they are not liable than risk having one injured student or faculty member (from an accident involving a firearm the administrators chose to allow on campus) for which they might be held liable. Taking the choice away from schools absolves them of liability.

Though SCCC supports concealed carry on the campuses of both public and private colleges, we strongly support the rights of private property owners; therefore, we believe that the issue of concealed carry at private colleges must be handled through negotiations with school administrators, rather than through state legislation. However, SCCC supports state laws which grant private schools and other businesses immunity from liability for the actions of concealed handgun license holders along with legislative action that would allow license holders to carry in those locations.

SCCC supports the legalization of CONCEALED carry by LICENSED individuals on COLLEGE campuses. SCCC has no official position on open carry, unlicensed concealed carry, or concealed carry on the campuses of primary or secondary schools.

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is not affiliated with the NRA, a political party or any other organization.

This was taken from ConcealedCampus.com Myself being an Alumni of West Virginia University am interested in locating interested individuals (Current students and Alumni) and applying to start a chapter at WVU. Myself, no longer living in Morgantown, would required to run the organization from afar; thus creating the need for dedicated current students at the university.

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bkduckworth
February 20, 2008, 09:42 PM
Being a WVU alumni I would be happy to help however possible. Have you contacted the editors of the Daily Anthenaum (student paper) to see about running an article? What needs done to form a WVU branch of this organization? Let me know what you find out and how I can help.
I'll be spreading the word.

Brandon

Crimp
February 21, 2008, 11:21 AM
I'm certain you will also have an ally in the West Virginia Citizens Defense League (http://www.wvcdl.org/), who, by the way, has just started a membership program.

Good luck guys, and GO 'EERS! ;)

siglite
February 21, 2008, 01:20 PM
I'm certain you will also have an ally in the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, who, by the way, has just started a membership program.

You do have an ally there. I don't think any of our currently introduced bills specifically address campus carry. However, SB 732 is a step in the right direction, and may indeed accomplish that aim. Rest assured that this issue is on the WVCDL's agenda. If it is not present in any of the current bills, rest assured that we are working in that direction. But we need every WV citizen's help. At the least, please sign up to receive the WVCDL alerts at the bottom of the main page.

http://www.wvcdl.org/

brj3car
March 1, 2008, 12:44 PM
At the least, please sign up to receive the WVCDL alerts at the bottom of the main page.


Done. Thanks for this link folks.

Montani Semper Liberi

Hollowdweller
March 14, 2008, 09:00 AM
Hey thanks for the link to the WV Citizens Defense League. I think I'll join.


So does anyone know the status of the castle doctrine legislation recently passed by the WV House?

Crimp
March 14, 2008, 11:13 AM
So does anyone know the status of the castle doctrine legislation recently passed by the WV House?

It was sent to Governor Manchin - an NRA life member. He is expected to sign it, according to the Beckley Register-Herald (http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/local_story_065220729.html).

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