Student Protests University Gun Ban by Going on Hunger Strike

Ryan James Martin, a 5th year Virginia Tech student, walks around campus with an empty gun holster strapped to his hip, everyday.

Why on earth would someone do that you may ask? The answer is actually quite simple: he is protesting the ban of guns on campus. He has also decided to go on a hunger strike as well, to assist in his protest.

Martin is fasting as part of a hunger strike aimed at bringing attention to his efforts to allow students who are 21 or older — and appropriately permitted by the state — to carry concealed weapons, which would mean keeping a firearm on their person or within a backpack so that it is not readily visible. 

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Martin’s protest began early Monday morning and will continue until…

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