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Students want to be able to carry concealed weapons on campus

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Some UNCW students wore gun holsters on their belts Wednesday, minus the gun. The College Republicans sponsored Empty Holster Day. They are protesting the fact that people with the proper permits are not allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

Supporters argue people who have a concealed carry permit would be an extra line of defense in case of an emergency. “Allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry on campus, it would not make campus completely safe, but it certainly stacks the deck against incidents like Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois by allowing citizens to a viable means of self defense,” said Tyler Burnett-Millage.

This is the second year for Empty Holster Day at UNCW. Organizers say they had mixed reactions last year, but feedback was more positive today.

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Some UNCW students wore gun holsters on their belts Wednesday, minus the gun. The College Republicans sponsored Empty Holster Day. They are protesting the fact that people with the proper permits are not allowed to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

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