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Tarrant County College sued for banning empty holster protest

November 5, 2009

Two students at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth have filed suit, saying their free speech rights are being trampled by the school, which has forbade them from wearing empty holsters on campus as part of a national protest.

The holster motif springs from a group calling itself Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, formed by a University of North Texas student in response to the deadly 2007 shootings on the Virginia Tech campus. The organization claims 40,000 members in all 50 states. The holster-sans-weapon intends to convey a feeling of vulnerability to campus crime...

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