Open carry demonstrators plan ‘mock shooting’ during UT finals week

10 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Groups to Stage Mass Shooting at UT To Protest Gun Free Zones.

The stunt is intended to shed a negative light on gun-free zones while pubic colleges in Texas debate just how to implement a new law that allows for concealed carry on campus. Multiple gun rights groups will be joining together this weekend for a mock mass shooting on the University of Texas campus, an event complete with cardboard guns, crisis actors, and fake blood. Two groups – Come and Take It Texas and DontComply.com – are pitching a “Life And Liberty Event To End Gun Free Zones,” according to a Facebook event posting. The fake mass shooting, called The Open Carry Walk and Crisis Performance Event, will feature actors being shot by faux-attackers with cardboard weapons, reported the Austin American-Statesman Wednesday. But as one of the protestors told Statesman.com: “We love freedom, and we’re trying to make more freedom.” The “crisis performance event” itself will involve actors being “shot” with mock guns, just over a week after the San Bernardino mass shooting took 14 individual lives.

He also said the groups were not concerned about how the demonstration could look in the wake of the recent San Bernardino shooting in California when terrorists killed 14 people and injured more than a dozen. It’s a move unpopular with many staff and students, and more than 10,000 people have signed up to carry dildos on the first day of classes in August to protest the new rule. Asked if he was worried the demonstration, which will be preceded by a walk through Austin with loaded weapons might appear in bad taste following the mass shootings in San Bernardino and Paris, Short said: “Not at all. It’s not a realistic performance art piece.” In March, Citrus Community College in California planned a mock active shooter situation for an emergency drill that would include an actor armed with a real gun firing blanks.

People were able to be murdered people because no one was armed.” Fortunately, weapons are currently banned from UT’s campus, or else someone probably would get shot this weekend. And in Texas, discussion continues over how colleges and universities – including UT-Austin – will implement the state’s new “campus carry” law starting next fall. The law takes effect August 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Okafor said that SCC, which is not affiliated with the groups planning the Texas weekend demonstration, is a single-issue organization with its focus on concealed carry, not open carry.

A bunch of assholes run around UT making light of tragedy and reminding everyone why we need gun-free zones in the first place: to protect us from all those “good guys with guns.” The law will not go into effect until 2016, but already more than 1,300 faculty members have signed a Google doc petition demanding the ban of guns on campus.

More than 1,800 students, parents and faculty members belong to the Gun Free UT group, according to the group’s Facebook page, which has been made private.

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