Open holster (empty holster) and container gathering to
honor victims of NIU massacre and raise awareness for the issue of
Right to Carry
This Wednesday!!! April 14th. Starts at noon and will
continue through the evening (8-9 PM) to allow those getting off
work to come and attend!!
DeKalb, IL on the campus of Northern Illinois University -
outside the Holmes Student Center complex
We will be gathering at Northern Illinois University this
Wednesday, April 14th - all day - to honor the victims of the
tragic massacre that occurred on Valentine's day in 2008. This
Wednesday marks exactly 2 years and 2 months from the preventable
NIU, being in Illinois, is an area where responsible adult citizens
are prohibited from carrying pistols for their own protection. NIU
also has its own policy against having guns on campus. On the day
of the shooting, the police - that is the second responders - did a
fantastic job to be on scene and secure the area. But in just 5-6
minutes the damage was already done. The first responders - the
would-be victims - could do little more than run, trip over one
another, cower on the ground, or freeze and not react at all.
We are joined by the national organization Students for Concealed
Carry on Campus (SCCC) which promotes self-defense on college
campuses. This event follows the SCCC's annual "Empty Holster
Protest" which just occurred last week. We are continuing this
event by wearing empty/open holsters at NIU on Wednesday.
I know there are a lot of supporters here for our right to carry, thought some might be interested.