Sunday, February 8, 2009

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus comes to the University of Oklahoma

The national student organization Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is planning on bringing its cause to the University of Oklahoma. 

Ethan Israel, Energy Management Sophomore and president of the Oklahoma chapter of SCCC, said the group registered as an official Student Life organization and currently bears over 50 members, according to the group's Facebook page. The national, grassroots organization is composed of over 36,000 college students, professors and faculty from all over the nation, according to the official Web site. The group believes that licensed handguns should not be prohibited from college campuses. 

Oklahoma, like the majority of other states, bans licensed handguns from college campuses. The organization said it hopes to remove this prohibition, according to the official Web site. Israel said there has been much demand by fellow students for the organization to come to the OU campus.

"Police can't stop a school shooting," Israel said. "I think responsible people should be able to protect themselves." 

Israel said he hopes to hold the first meeting this semester and students interested can visit the Facebook page for more information and updates.

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