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2019 Empty Holster Protest October 7-11, 2019

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#1 Euler


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 08:35 PM

Students for Concealed Carry

What is it?

The Empty Holster Protest is SCC's signature attention-getter. It's a peaceful demonstration that involves students wearing empty holsters to class, distributing literature, and holding debates or speaking events.


SCC members are protesting college polices and/or state laws that disarm law-abiding citizens who are legally permitted to carry a concealed firearm in hundreds of other locations in their respective states. Since criminals do not honor rules against firearms, these dangerous policies stack the odds against students and in favor of criminals. The empty holster is a token symbolizing that disarming all law-abiding citizens creates defense-free zone which are attractive targets to a for criminals.

The page has a few PDFs, at least one of which needs to be updated. It looks like they haven't had a protest for a while, so it mentions "This year, the protest will be held April 5-9, 2010." Oops.

Another has a few guidelines, one of which is "Under no circumstances should any protestor wear a holster onto the campus of any high school, junior high, middle school, or elementary school."

I found one case in which Tarrant County College in Fort Worth banned empty holster protests. The ACLU sued TCC. TCC lost.

It's an interesting idea.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

- Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death, 1960.

#2 JTHunter


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Posted 20 September 2019 - 08:44 PM

It is good to hear that the college lost.  After all, they were interfering with the students First Amendment rights over an article of clothing.  That makes as much sense as banning a T-shirt that says "Professors are idiots !!"  :devil: 

“We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.” - - Abraham Lincoln

“Small minds adhere to the letter of the law; great minds dispense Justice.” - - S. C. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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