Video: Police called on college student for wearing empty holster

southalaAmerica is rapidly turning into a country of thin-skinned politically-correct idiots, especially on the issue of guns.  On Thursday, Campus Reform reported that police was called on a University of South Alabama student for — brace yourself — wearing an empty holster.

Keep in mind there was no weapon in the holster — it was completely empty.  Nevertheless, police were called and the student was cited for “causing alarm.”

Campus Reform said:

“This week is the empty holster protest for Students for Concealed Carry in Alabama to demonstrate that students are defenseless on campus,” D.J. Parten, president of Students for Concealed Carry, told Campus Reform. Along with fellow club member Kenneth Tews, Parten was also promoting an upcoming screening of the movie Can We Take a Joke? when three campus police officers approached their table demanding identification.

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The college’s website explains that “all weapons are prohibited in University housing buildings, parking lots, and on University property” adding that “this includes, but is not limited to, bullets, ball bearing bullets, bullet balls, pellets, firearms, guns, knives, paintball guns, air guns, hunting bows, archery bows, swords, martial arts weapons, and replicas of such weapons. Toy and water guns are prohibited.”

There is no mention of holsters, however.  Nevertheless, the officer said the holster implies the presence of a firearm.

But that’s not all.  Campus Reform added:

After a few minutes, the other officers return to the area bearing a citation charging Parten with violating sections 7G and 7N of the Student Code of Conduct.

Section 7G is titled “Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community,” and pertains to behaviors such as “intentionally or recklessly misusing or damaging fire or other safety equipment; use or possession of fireworks or incendiary, dangerous, or noxious devices or materials which have not been authorized by University officials; or intentionally initiating or causing any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion, or other emergency.”

Section 7N merely states that students are prohibited from engaging in any conduct that violates university rules, regulations, or policies.

Before leaving, the officer asked Parten to remove his holster, warning that he will be written up for the same violations again if the department continues to receive calls about it, but Parten refused and the officers departed without further incident.

Here’s video of the incident:

Welcome to Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, where wearing an empty holster can get you in trouble with police…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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