My name is Quinn Cox, and I am the Southwest Director of Students for Concealed Carry.
We recently heard about the upcoming discussion at Texas Tech about campus carry. I was concerned that SCC was not approached about providing a representative for this event.
As a national organization established in 2007, Students for Concealed Carry predates Open Carry Texas by five years. Additionally, it is hard for me to understand why the best representative for the concealed carry of firearms on college campuses was an organization that advocates for the unlicensed, open carry of firearms across the state.
The National Rifle Association affiliate and the Texas State Rifle Association credited just three organizations with passing the campus carry law in Texas. One of those organizations was Students for Concealed Carry. The other two organizations were the National Rifle Association and the Texas State Rifle Association.
Despite all of these factors, SCC was never approached, yet other groups, namely Open Carry Texas were immediately contacted. There is no reason that SCC should be excluded from this debate. Clearly, SCC is the authority on campus carry for the State of Texas. We are a single issue organization.
This is our forte. We do not know why we were left out, but possibly your readers might be interested.