Students Call On Governor Rick Perry To Add Campus Carry To The Special Session

Students For Concealed Carry On Campus Calls On Governor Rick Perry To Add Campus Carry To The Special Session

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Texas –-( Members of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus all across the state are beckoning for Governor Perry to include the right to concealed carry on campus to the list of items to be addressed in the current special session of the Texas Legislature.

The hope for campus carry refuses to end with the 2011 regular Texas Legislative session.

For the past two legislative sessions, the right to carry concealed has had the broad support in both houses of the legislature, only to pass out of the Senate and be killed on a technicality of the House. Campus carry would have been passed a long time ago if not for the obstructionist actions of the same legislators who blocked the finance bill, the sanctuary cities bill, and several other bills likely to be included in the special session.

The Texas Tribune refers to the session’s end as a “graveyard of dead legislation” and a vast number of people do not want to see the coffin door shut on campus carry.

This is not a matter that has been untested. The statistics of concealed carry on campus are incontestable. Seventy-one campuses outside of Texas currently allow campus carry and have done so for an average of more than three years. None of these colleges have seen a single resulting incident of gun violence or a single resulting gun accident since the college’s right to carry on campus has been permitted.

Many people love to argue that citizens with guns are dangerous, however statistics show that Texans are twenty times more likely to be struck by lightning that to be murdered or negligently killed by a Concealed Handgun License holder.

A CHL holder is allowed the right to self defense while shopping at the mall on Friday, catching a flick at the theatre on Saturday, and even sitting in the pews in church on Sunday. Nevertheless, that citizen is stripped of his or her personal rights come Monday morning when he or she steps foot into a college classroom.

“How many more people must suffer?” asks Madison Welch, Texas Legislative Director of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. “How many more lives must be sacrificed? How many more families must be permanently ruined before the state realizes that unarmed citizens on a college campus are moving targets? Criminals will not stop for a ‘Gun-Free Zone’ poster.”

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising over 44,000 college students, professors, college employees, parents of college students, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCCC has members in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. SCCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. SCCC extends an open invitation to publicly debate representatives from any organization or institution opposed to ‘campus carry.’ Visit: