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Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) is a non-partisan, national grassroots organization comprised of over 36,000 members. The majority of members are students (~90%), as well as faculty members, parents, and concerned citizens across the nation who support the right of concealed handgun license holders to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.
The California Aggie featured an article on the organization: "Concealed weapons at UC Davis? Looks unlikely". There was a followup editorial: "Concealed weapons on campus: Unwise and Dangerous". The Op-Ed column And then I found 5 dollars also ran a satire about the idea.
"Concealed carry" is the legal authorization for private citizens to carry a concealed licensed handgun or other such weapon in public. According to Wikipedia, nine states have "may issue" or "discretionary issue" laws requiring the applicant to demonstrate specific "need". These "may issue" states range from "shall issue" in practice [....] to "at the whim of local officials", such as New York, Massachusetts, and California (where rural officials more liberally issue permits but urban officials seldom do).
According to the statistics of California's Attorney General, there are currently fewer than 250 people in Yolo County licensed to be able to carry a concealed handgun, a steady decrease since the late 1980's (approximately 500/600). Specific numbers: 2002: 309 2003: 284 2004: 275 2005: 280 2006: 266 2007: 244. None of these licenses extend to campus grounds.
This group wishes for concealed carry status to extend to UC Davis campus grounds for the sake of personal safety. A lengthy discussion of this topic by wiki users was moved to here.
- To educate the public about the facts of concealed carry and dispel the many myths about concealed carry.
- To push state legislatures and school administrations to grant concealed handgun license holders the same right to carry concealed handguns on college campuses that these license holders currently enjoy at most other places (movie theaters, office buildings, shopping malls, banks, and so on).
- Current and future plans are to expand both SCCC awareness and membership among UCD students.
Some external links relevant to the topics include a Facebook group for Students for Gun Free Schools (SGFS), and a PDF rebuttal by SCCC. For some legal information, here is a bit of California Penal Code Sections 12050-12054, governing concealed weapon carry. As mentioned above, it is difficult to get a concealed firearm license in urban California. More specific to Davis, one can check Davis Municipal Code Section 27.03.03, governing possession of firearms.
A lengthy discussion of the merit and fallacies of this group's goals appears on page Students for Concealed Carry on Campus/Discussion. If you wish to comment on the idea, rather than the club itself, please use that page.
2011-10-30 10:26:41 What the fuck is this now? Okay, i didn't read any of this shit. And I don't know about any studies except for ONE study that I conducted myself back in circa 2006-2007 to on or abouts NOW and that is this: If you are 19 and jonesin' for fucking gun and praying to some bullshit god who does not or never did exist. . . .You ain't gettin' no concealed carry permit in this county. Not now! Not ever!
Not on my watch!
2011-10-30 10:28:23 First learn how a fucking bunsen burner works THEN let's discuss a gun. But not before you know what a mole is. Go learn how to calculate a mole and convert that into milligrams/weight. . .AND THEN come bitch to me about how you want a concealed carry permit.
But not before! If you need help, I suggest you first take a class with Dr. Mark Kurth of organic chemistry fame! —AshleyHamidi
2013-06-12 03:05:48 I do not support this. I find it frightening. I believe that mental illness should be taken into account for any potential problem regarding an inaccurate decision. I know I haven't read any of this, the comments, but I just find it amusing that a person who has logged into students for disabilities would also promote concealed carry of a weapon on campus. —teamdarwin
2013-06-12 03:06:50 Whoa talking about guns and god not existing is a surefire way to get a mental illness patten in my book. —teamdarwin