Students for Concealed Carry is a student run organization spreading across the state of Ohio, and now they're knocking on The University of Akrons door.
"Students for Concealed Carry is a single issue organization and our issue, our goal, is to address where those with licenses can and cannot carry firearms" says Michael Newbern, Director of Ohio Students for Concealed Carry.
After a series of applications and interviews with the organization, Matthew Mansell was approved to become The University of Akron's campus leader, but they are still seeking the schools approval and recognition.
Newbern talked about the interest Akron students have in the organization.
"Matt is our campus leader in Akron. As far as i know he has 25 students that are interested in the group and interested in joining. For that size University thats a pretty good effort. When we first started at Ohio State there were only a handful of us" he said.
Ohio State, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Dayton and Case Western Reserve universities and Lakeland Community College all currently have chapters of "Students for Concealed Carry" and according to Newbern, none of those campuses have had a single incident of gun violence involving licensees.
"I mean if i can carry in a shopping mall, a restaurant, bar, pub that serves alcohol, if i can carry in state parks why is campus different? And thats what were all asking, and hopefully we'll get our answer very soon."
One hurdle Mansell and other chapters around the state have been confronted with is faculty involvement.
"He's (Matthew Mansell) finding that there are a lot of faculty that are apposed to it, and the ones that aren't apposed to it don't want to be vocal in their support because of the ostracizing they could get from their colleague" says Newbern.
The organization actually stretches nationwide with over 350 chapters and 36,000 members across the United States.
If you are looking for more information about the group you can go to their web site at concealedcampus.org.