- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 3, 2014

A pro-gun student at a small Virginia Beach university is outraged after he says school officials denied a request to create a Second Amendment Club on campus.

Patrick Winslow, a student at ECPI University, said his goal was to create a club to educate students and the faculty on the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and federal and state laws, a local NBC affiliate reported.

A response from the ECPI Campus Director of Academic Affairs denying his request said, “Patrick, the University wouldn’t sponsor a club like this as it does not correlate to program enhancement or community service,” the station reported.

The student has received an outpouring of support from the local and online gun community, but the university’s president said their outrage is misguided.

Mark Dreyfus, the President of the university, counters that the public doesn’t know the full story.

“I actually didn’t hear about it until we started getting bombarded with blogs and emails,” President Mark Dreyfus told the NBC affiliate. “He wanted to start a club with the intent, expressed intent, with changing our policy on the carry law at the institution. It really tells you about the Internet today and what’s out there is not necessarily the truth.”

Mr. Winslow said he will appeal his request and better clarify what the intent of the club is.

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