Don’t Be Alarmed – It’s the Sound of Free Speech!
The UT College Republicans will be holding an Empty Holster Protest beginning today, February 4 through February 7. The protest is aimed at the current Ohio law that prohibits students from carrying a concealed weapon on college campuses across the state. This Protest also comes on the heels of this week’s student vote on whether or not you would like to see concealed carry allowed on UT’s campus.
An Empty Holster Protest is a very common, peaceful protest during which students will speak about the subject of concealed carry, distribute literature, as well as carry empty holsters at their belts while on campus, including in their classes. These peaceful protests take place every year, on college campuses across the country. Because of the obvious sensitivity of this issue and the potential to cause alarm I want to assure all of you that there is no cause for concern.
There will be a table set up in the Student Union where the UT College Republicans will be passing out literature and you will be able to talk with them about the issue. It is important to be aware and as educated as possible about the important issues and the University of Toledo is proud to be able to help initiate conversation surrounding this polarizing debate!