Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Empty Holster protest

This week (April 20-24) is the SCCC's "Empty Holster" protest. Pretty simple idea, openly wear an empty holster around campus and to class to protest your universities policy against carry on campus (nearly all have them).

Sadly, but predictably, this has ruffled some feathers in academia. The blowback has ranged from angry e-mails to campus organizers (from professors), cancelled classes, and at least one anecdotal instance of a professor barring students from wearing holsters to class. Apparently the often vaunted freedom of speech, expression, and political protest that is supposed to be fostered in an academic environment only applies if you conform to the liberal agendas pervasive to academia.

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