NOTE: The article excerpted on this page is from an outside publication and is posted on FIRE's website because it references FIRE's work. The viewpoints expressed in this article do not necessarily represent FIRE's positions.

Controversy continues to surround guns on campus

May 27, 2008

Civil rights advocates charge administrators at the Fort Worth, Texas, Tarrant County College (TCC) placed unconstitutional prohibitions on a symbolic protest organized by students advocating the right to carry concealed weapons on campus.

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC), a national organization with 30,000 members supporting "the right of concealed handgun license holders to carry concealed handguns on college campuses," organized an empty holster protest to express discontent with current laws banning concealed weapons on campus. The protest took place during the week of April 21-25 with 3,800 participants stretched over 600 campuses, but TCC was not one of them... Download file "Controversy continues to surround guns on campus"

Schools: Tarrant County College Cases: Tarrant County College Bans Symbolic ‘Empty Holster’ Protest