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Students for Concealed Carry is a student-run, national, non-partisan organization which advocates for legal concealed carry on college campuses in the United States as an effective means of self-defense.

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When may a student be treated as an adult?

February 28, 2014

The New York Times Op-Ed titled “When May I Shoot a Student?” is an excellent example of the hyperbole and misinformation present whenever opponents of self-defense choose to ridicule the campus carry movement rather than have a meaningful discussion. The simple fact of the matter is that the current “gun-free zone” policies fail time and time again [...]

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Gonzaga University Case Highlights Double Standard

November 10, 2013

Two Gonzaga University students face expulsion this week after they used a pistol to defend themselves at their apartment. Roommates Erik Fagan and Dan McIntosh, both seniors, used a pistol to fend off John Michael Taylor, a felon who flashed his ankle bracelet in an attempt to intimidate them and gain entry to their university [...]

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Damn the rules! Just carry anyways!

October 28, 2013

We often get people posting to our Facebook page telling us to just carry our guns anyway. “Concealed means concealed!” they’ll say. What they often overlook are the consequences. We don’t. It’s not as simple as being fired from a job as a convenience store clerk. It’s not as simple as a pleading out to a misdemeanor. For students, [...]

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Tips for a Successful Empty Holster Protest

March 27, 2013

Empty Holster Protest is less than two weeks away. It’s time to put things into high gear if you want to have a successful protest. Following these simple steps will help ensure a successful protest. First, focus on fliering. There should be fliers going up all around your campus. You should flier, flier, flier and [...]

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The “National Conversation” is Missing a Key Component

February 5, 2013

The tragedies of last year have renewed national gun-control efforts as well as efforts in many states. Gun-control advocates are asking for a national conversation on gun crime saying that we must do more to reduce the senseless deaths. We agree and would like to pose one question. How would things be different in Newton, [...]

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Press Release: Student Group Calls for Legal Guns on Campus

January 17, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Students for Concealed Carry called for allowing concealed carry licensees to be armed on college campuses today, arguing that college gun bans put students at risk. “For years, colleges have cultivated a deadly illusion that a gun-free policy makes us safer,” said David Burnett, the group’s spokesman. “The mass shootings we’ve seen in recent [...]

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