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  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    From VCDL Alert:

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    11. Charlottesville editorial on campus concealed carry
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    http://tinyurl.com/26a4ox

    BY CHRIS BRENA
    C-ville newsweekly

    Capitalizing on fears from high-profile school shootings, a national grassroots organization has formed at universities and colleges that advocates for the right to carry concealed weapons on campus. According to their website, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) http://concealedcampus.org/, citing events at Columbine and Virginia Tech, contend "the only way to stop mass murders is to have responsible citizens in the classroom and on campuses carry their licensed handguns." Sixty schools have active chapters of the SCCC, including four Virginia institutions: George Mason University, James Madison University, Christopher Newport University and Northern Virginia Community College.

    So what about UVA? The University prohibits students or employees from bringing or carrying firearms on any University-owned or -operated property, without express written permission by the University Police Department. So far, no one has stepped up to spearhead an SCCC chapter.

    Andrew Ferring, an undergraduate student in the School of Nursing and president of the Virginia Rifle and Pistol Club http://tinyurl.com/2azs5f at UVA, says his organization has no official view on the campus gun ban at this time. He can only offer his personal view: "I think that concealed weapons on campus is a definite possibility, there are two sides to every argument. But I think you would have to look at how it is done."

    "I think a lot of people see concealed carry [weapons] as a deterrent. If you don't know [if] somebody is armed, maybe that will deter people," Ferring says. "You look at a college campus, how different is that from any place else? What draws the line between college campuses and malls - where concealed carry permits are allowed?"

    Lieutenant Melissa Fielding of the UVA Police Department feels that introducing concealed weapons on Grounds would complicate her job and create dangerous situations. [Oh, please - complicated? How about disarmed students being in dangerous situations, Lt.? - PVC] "Concerns with concealed weapons on campus would arise when officers arrive on a scene with an active shooter and are faced with determining the good guy from the bad guy," says Fielding. [What kind of cop is she? Lt. - the bad guy is the one who is pointing the gun AT YOU! - PVC]

    Last year, the National Rifle Association http://www.nra.org/
    supported a failed legislative effort in Virginia that would have permitted students with concealed weapons licenses to carry their firearms on campus, though the organization has toned down its talk since the tragedy in Blacksburg. [I don't know about that, but VCDL isn't toning down anything! - PVC]

    SCCC stresses the fact that they support only licensed concealed weapon holders to carry handguns on campus. The group encourages its members to become locally active with elected officials and media outlets to "overturn University 'gun-free' campuses" and lobby for licensed persons to carry their concealed firearms on campuses.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  3. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Ramm, Snake, Smith? :?:
     
  4. ptsmith24

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    Well, one of my schools is already taken care of. The other one I'm too far away from to do any good.

    Georgia Southern University - Ben Banks ([email protected])
     
  5. Rammstein

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    I dunno about that. I've yet to hear anything related to SCCC or concealed carry on our campus at all.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, have you contacted him?
     
  7. Rammstein

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    No, but then again I don't really see the point. We're not trying to petition the school to allow us like in Virginia. We have to focus on the General Assembly; and I trust GCO to represent my wishes more than SCCC.
     
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    I didn't mean "taken care of" as being active. Just that this campus had a rep listed already. Nothing more.

    We could promote GCO on campus more, with campus carry as a staple advertisement, assuming that's on GCO's list in the near to semi-near future.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

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    http://www.georgiacarry.org/cms/2006/11 ... ng-guards/
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

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  11. Guest

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    SCCC at GSU

    Ben Banks has been completely unresponsive. I fully trust GCO to represent me to the GA, but what could the harm be in informing more students and getting more people involved? I'm looking to begin spearheading a protest in October on campus to raise awareness and confront the myths of Gun control.
     
  12. ptsmith24

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    Re: SCCC at GSU

    Keep us posted on details, please.
     
  13. ptsmith24

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    Your empty holster is all the PC I need!
     
  14. Thorsen

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    I just signed up for a facebook account so I could read the wall posting. Added my name to the list of those who will be sporting an empty holster as well. Maybe I can get the Red&Black to cover this protest ... that is if I can somehow manage to generate enough interest in it among the student body.
     
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  16. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Get it written up in the Red & Black ahead of time.
     
  17. ptsmith24

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    Get it written up in the Red & Black ahead of time.[/quote:3c9opa6o]

    Might be a good idea for the G-A here at GSU, too. http://www.stp.georgiasouthern.edu/.

    I'm thinking about placing a free student classified ad in addition to submitting something for the opinion page. Ramm, snake: wanna help out writing the article? It'd be good to get it submitted soon. Empty Holster Day is about 5 weeks away.