On August 5, 2014 a diverse group gathered at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. for the third Students for Concealed Carry National Conference. College students and faculty, firearms instructors and attorneys, and supporters of all walks of life gathered to discuss the issue of concealed carry on campus.
Several panels spoke on topics from campus activism to firearms education, but the most memorable moments came as victims of violence recounted their stories and brought home the reality of what actual people face every day. [click to continue…]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C. – July 29, 2014 - Students for Concealed Carry is excited to host our third National Conference in Washington D.C. only days after the historic ruling in Palmer v. D.C. overturned the ban on firearms carried outside the home.
Until this ruling, the nation’s capital remained one of the largest “gun-free” zones in the United States. Despite these laws, D.C. was perennially on the list of most violent cities in the country.
The decision handed down by Judge Sculling perhaps states it best:
In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.
We can only hope the march of progress continues and the option of effective self-defense continues to be restored to more individuals, regardless of what invisible line they cross.
Students for Concealed Carry is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprised of over 40,000 supporters which advocates for legal concealed carry on college campuses.