Episode 44: Concealed Carry On Campus

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Topic: A conversation discussing the politics, laws, and best practices of concealed firearms on college campuses. Students, professors, and deans and protesting and and quitting at Texas Universities. The drama isn't warranted and this is what you need to know.

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About Riley Bowman

Riley Bowman is the Director of Training at ConcealedCarry.com and the Host of the Concealed Carry Podcast. He came up in this world initially through his 8-year experience with a state-level law enforcement agency in Colorado. Riley has trained extensively under instructors such as: Rob Leatham, Mike Seeklander, Tim Herron, Scott Jedlinski, Matt Little, Kyle Lamb, Dave Spaulding, Jeff Gonzales, Bill Blowers, Chuck Pressburg, and others, amassing many hundreds of hours of formal shooting and tactics training. He is an NRA Pistol Instructor, a Colorado P.O.S.T. Handgun and Patrol Rifle Instructor, a graduate of Trident Concepts Concealed Carry Instructor course, and a Modern Samurai Project Endorsed Instructor. He also competes in USPSA and 3-gun competitions including numerous top-10 finishes at major matches and championships. He is the current USPSA Carry Optics Colorado State Champion and most recently won 3rd place in Master Class at the 2022 USPSA Carry Optics National Championship.


  1. AJ on August 20, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Really enjoyed this episode (as I seem to EVERY episode)

    The discussion about off-body backpack carry reminds me why you guys like a dedicated range bag.

    I personally know a man that had campus carry in Idaho, but forgot he had it in his bag until the airport found it. He spent some time on a temporary no-fly list.

    • Jacob Paulsen on August 20, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Yeah I seem to hear stories like that all to often. Its easy to think about and see how one could easily make that mistake!

  2. Nightrun on August 21, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Enjoyed the Campus Carry Episode –

    I have two sons in two different universities in the Midwest. I asked them about active shooter scenario and how such a situation would play out at their respective classrooms and they need to think about this.

    One son said they (professor and students) actually talked about it in class and the students said it would not be good for the bad guy…the professor did not bring it up again or ask for elaboration.

    The other son at a different university said “Dad i am a sitting duck!”

  3. Alan Lynn on August 25, 2016 at 9:03 am

    You hear students and teachers saying they would be afraid of a licensed carrier. It would make them unable to have open discussions. Question, do you fear those people when they are not, as far as you know, unarmed?

    If you don’t think someone is going to hit you during a discussion then why would they be dangerous if thy had a legal firearm? Is the weapon a mind altering device? Does that gun lower your inhibitions? Does it cloud your judgement? If it could do that then the safe people like police and military would be the most affected and the most dangerous.

    Of course a phobia needs no facts. Reason does not cure a phobia, it is an irrational fear. They don’t ground planes because some people fear flying. Nor is any other phobia used to limit rational people.

    Safe, responsible, trained carriers should carry everywhere they can. Give the maniacs something to worry about. Stop mass killings! Use common sense gun control, shoot the bad guy.

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