E-mail from TCC Student Brett Poulos to TCC South Campus President Ernest L. Thomas

From: Brett Poulos SCCC
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 12:28 PM
To: el.thomas@tccd.edu
Subject: TCC South Campus Protest/Event

Dear Dr. Thomas,

My name is Brett Poulos and I am a TCC student at the South Campus. I am one of seven Media Liaisons for a National Organization by the name of “Students for Concealed Carry On Campus”. I wanted to inform you about an upcoming event that will be taking place at TCC’s South Campus, as well as 130 other college campuses throughout the United States. This event is entitled, “Empty Holster Protest”. This “protest”, is not at a set location on campus. The students involved in this event will be attending classes as they would on an everyday basis. There will not be a speech, march, or rally of members.

During the week 04/21/08-04/25/08, participating students and faculty at over 130 colleges and universities throughout America will wear empty holsters on campus, in protest of state laws and school policies that stack the odds in favor of armed killers by disarming law abiding citizens licensed to carry concealed handguns virtually everywhere else (movie theaters, office buildings, shopping malls, etc).

The symbolic point of the Empty Holster Protest is to represent that students, faculty, and guests on college campuses are left defenseless (with nothing but empty holsters) by state laws and school policies that refuse to afford concealed handgun license holders the same rights on college campuses that they are afforded virtually everywhere else.

The practical point of the Empty Holster Protest is to encourage a dialog between protesters and individuals who may not know the facts of concealed carry. Like I said before, there will not be a speech, march or rally of members.

SCCC has two main objectives. The first objective is to educate the public about the facts of concealed carry and dispel the many myths about concealed carry. The second objective is to push state legislatures and school administrations to grant concealed handgun license holders the same right-the right to carry concealed handguns-on college campuses that these license holders currently enjoy at most other places (movie theaters, office buildings, shopping malls, banks, etc).

SCCC supports the legalization of CONCEALED carry by LICENSED individuals on COLLEGE campuses. SCCC has no official position on open carry, unlicensed concealed carry, or concealed carry on the campuses of primary or secondary schools.

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is not affiliated with the NRA, a political party, or any other organization.

If you would like to sit down and talk about this event, I am more than willing to do so. I would also like to inform Campus Police about the event involving students wearing empty holsters. Due to the fact that State Law does not prohibit the carrying of holsters, we will not be in violation of ANY State or Federal Laws. I have also have found that we will not be in violation of ANY Campus Policies/Rules/Regulations.

If you have ANY questions, feel free to email me here, or at my campus email: [REDACTED].

You can also reach me on my cell phone at :

Thank you for your time.

-Brett Poulos
-Media Liaison
-Students for Concealed Carry on Campus


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