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Looks like there will be some campus protests throughout the US from October 22-27. And it’s about time for students to stand up against the health care crisis, rampant political corruption, the Iraq war, and our disappearing civil rights…
But wait, these protests are of a different order. Looks like this protest is in reaction to legislation that will outlaw students from carrying concealed weapons on campus (this was actually legal?). Jesus Christ! am I living in the twilight zone or what? Below is part of an e-mail message I received this morning.
This message is being sent to offer you information on a nation-wide student protest which will take place the week of October 22-27, 2007 so that you are not unnecessarily alarmed should any of UMW’s students decide to participate.
The “Students for Concealed Carry on Campus” group, which is advocating for concealed carry of handguns on campuses in protest to proposed legislation in many states which will outlaw firearm possession on a campus, is asking students nationwide to join their protest the week of October 22-27, 2007.
The method of protest being advocated is the wearing of an empty firearm holster on campus. There is no legal statute nor University regulation governing the wearing of any empty holster.
I’m not just scared, I’m downright terrified.