AUSTIN, TX – After four weeks, Students for Concealed Carry’s offer to donate $5,000 to any gun-control organization that could prove any of the common conspiracy theories about SCC’s founding and/or funding came to a close without a single organization attempting to collect. The offer, which was announced in a March 3 press release and prominently advertised, throughout the 29-day challenge, on the front page of SCC’s website and at the top of SCC’s Facebook page, elicited nary a response from the organizations that were so eager to spread the offending rumors—rumors that have found their way into everything from digital op-eds to serious news articles.
Antonia Okafor, Southwest regional director for SCC, commented, “It certainly came as no surprise to us that groups like Everytown for Gun Safety and Gun Free UH were nowhere to be found when it came time to substantiate the lies they’d been peddling. Casting baseless aspersions is easy until someone challenges you to prove them.”
ABOUT STUDENTS FOR CONCEALED CARRY — Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on SCC, visit ConcealedCampus.org or Facebook.com/ConcealedCampus. For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit WhyCampusCarry.com.