Monday’s campus shooting in California happened on the first day of a nationwide student protest to carry concealed weapons on campus.
It’s called the Empty Holster protest.
At Georgia Tech, about 75 students involved in the organization called Georgia’s Students for Concealed Carry are protesting all this week. They are wearing empty gun holsters protesting the fact that it’s illegal to have guns on campus.
“It wouldn’t prevent the situation. The first shot’s still going to go off. There’s nothing we can do to guard against every person’s life in that case,”said Robert Eagar of Students for Concealed Carry. “But we would have seen the shooting end much more abruptly in my opinion. When a shooter is faced with resistance, they tend to either leave the area, commit suicide in some cases, or simply be injured by the defense. If they’re shot, they can’t continue shooting other students.”
Source: Julia Reynolds for My Fox Atlanta.