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SCCC (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus) Open Holster Protest

Discussion in 'Activism' started by guitarman531, Apr 4, 2010.

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  1. guitarman531

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    Anyone here going to participate in this? If so, where?


    I will be participating at the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder. I know that this is a nationwide event, so I was wondering if any other THR members will be participating as well.

    Here's a link for anyone who might be curious as to what I'm referring to ;)

    http://concealedcampus.org/index.php
     
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  2. c919

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    That's awesome. I just might have to join in on that.

    However, I only carry IWB so I'm not so sure anyone would notice.
     
  3. guitarman531

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    I wear IWB too, but I'll just tuck my shirt in behind it. I frequently do that if I'm wearing a jacket since I want as little in my way as possible should an actual need for it arise....
     
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    I have some old surplus European police holsters, and some old army holsters, I don't think many people understand what a IWB, or other CCW holster really is. Sad thing is, it's legal to CCW on state colleges in Alaska, just happens that the chancellors have a policy against it. They actually interviewed the UP on this and they basically said that they would escort someone off the campus and then refer them for academic / administrative procedures.

    The UP also called empty holster protest "inciting" and that they may lead to a "fearful" response by students who don't understand what is going on.
     
  5. bigalexe

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    If I had a CPL, and carried I would definitely participate, as of now I don't own a pistol. I just saw on the news out of Detroit (Local 4 WDIV, NBC station) some coverage about the event at Oakland University.

    This is cool.
     
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    While this seems like a good idea now, consider the reality. Colleges are a liberal-rich environment, and liberal almost always means anti-gun. This probably won't change, given that most degree fields are liberal. I hate it, but at the same time I will not risk facing disciplinary action/expulsion. If you are thrown out of school, it will be next to impossible to get back in ANYWHERE.

    I think campus carry is a good thing, don't get me wrong. But currently that is a battle that we will not win. I'm almost done with school now and I only spend 2 hours on campus at a time, max. It's just a narrow time frame and if I really ended up stuck in the middle of a VA tech style scenario, I'd be getting the hell out of dodge. It's not unrealistic at all to think that any day may be your last. Everybody has to pay the piper sometime, and the chance of that sometime being those 2 hours is a risk I'm willing to accept.

    Flame me all you want for not being an activist. I'm just trying to do my time so I can get on with my life as trouble-free as I can and do the things I'd really like to do.
     
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    I received the following notice via e-mail on Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 11:45 AM...2 days after the events. When the seconds count, Campus INsecurity is only 2 days too late!


    Here is the link to oakland University's event:

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/education/23069130/detail.html

     
  8. Nushif

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    I'd do it ... but:

    I'd gladly participate at Oregon State ... but I sure as hell don't want to be the only one, and because our local head honcho doesn't like liberals (even the gun toting kind, like myself) I haven't received word.

    Anyone know whether we're doing it here?
     
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    I did this when I was in college. Its a great conversation starter.
    Unfortunately, I didn't gain much ground with the administration at my school. Interestingly enough, they had a shooter on campus today and locked down the campus, prohibiting students from leaving classrooms for hours. (Nobody was hurt on campus afaik, shooter fled from an armed robbery & shooting just off campus onto the school property.)
     
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