22 April 2008

Empty Holster Protest At Virginia Tech

"Junior building construction major Ken Miller was walking in Newport News when he encountered two men. One walked behind him, the other stayed in front, and they were both swearing at him.

"They were definitely acting aggressively," Miller said, adding that he believed they were about to attack him.

"But the men backed off after Miller let them know that he was armed. As a concealed carry permit holder, Miller was legally allowed to carry a firearm to protect himself against such an invasion. While he was legally permitted to carry a firearm in Newport News, he could be expelled for doing so on the Virginia Tech campus."

Students at Virginia Tech, and at college campuses across the nation, are protesting their legal inability to defend themselves against violent criminal attack via the Empty Holster Protest.

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