Is there a chapter of “Students for Concealed Carry on Campus” at your school? Why not start one?

Daniela Perallon of WHNT News reported.

Alabama college students challenge gun policies on campus

Fresh from their third national conference earlier this month, Students for Concealed Carry on Campus is lobbying lawmakers and pressuring administrators to reconsider their policies for the safety of the students.

The organization has gained more than 43,000 members nationwide, gaining traction in at colleges across Alabama.

The Alabama SCCC Facebook page has more than 500 `likes` and this past January Auburn students marched across campus for the organization’s Empty Holster Protest.

But in Huntsville the movement is losing steam.

“I`d say there`s only a handful of students that want to pursue students for concealed carry on campus,” said Justin Caruso, campus leader of the UAH division of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.

Caruso says membership once soared to nearly 300 members, but the group has not held a meeting since 2012.

Still, he hopes more people will actively join in his mission.

“A lot of people say we should be focusing on preventing school violence and I agree with that, but the other side is I think people who are legally able to carry a concealed handgun should be able to do that on campus as well,” explained Caruso.

UAH policy, like that at other state colleges, bans weapons of all kinds from campus.