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The following is a press release from Alien Gear Holsters

Alien Gear Holsters today released the following statement regarding members of Students for Concealed Carry on the University of South Alabama receiving disciplinary action for carrying empty gun holsters during their annual Empty Holster Protest:

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“We are saddened by the University of South Alabama’s position on the Empty Holster Protest. While we understand the university is committed to protecting all students at all times, Mr. Parten and Mr. Tew were expressing their First Amendment right. They were not causing harm to anyone, including law enforcement officials. Neither one of the gentlemen were carrying their firearms on their person. In no way did these two students deserve to be berated by over-zealous law enforcement officers,” said Thomas Tedder, CEO of Alien Gear Holsters. “Because Alien Gear Holsters is committed to open and concealed carry, we supplied a number of Students for Concealed Carry chapters with our holsters for their protest, including the University of South Alabama. We firmly believe in allowing law-abiding citizens – even those on college campuses – to carry a firearm on them, whenever and wherever they choose to do so. CCW permits should not stop at the beginning/end of a college campus.”

About Students for Concealed Carry’s Empty Holster Protest

Students for Concealed Carry, a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization composed of over 40,000 college students, professors and college employees believe state-issued concealed carry permit holsters should be allowed to protect themselves on college campuses across the country. SCC’s annual Empty Holster Protest is designed to challenge college policies and/or state laws that disarm law-abiding citizens who are legally permitted to carry a concealed firearm in hundreds of other locations in their respective state. The protest is a token symbolizing the disarming of all law-abiding citizens creates defense-free zones, which create targets for potential criminals.

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About Alien Gear Holsters

Founded in 2013, Alien Gear Holsters has become a leader in the concealed carry industry. Alien Gear Holsters has experienced unprecedented growth and popularity in the concealed carry industry due to their commitment to comfort, quality, workmanship and affordable prices. Every product from Alien Gear Holsters includes their Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee: a risk free 30-day trial; free shell swaps for life; and a forever warranty that includes free repairs and replacements for life. For more information, visit

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