It’s on the second floor, so we can’t even jump out the way they did in Columbine.” Therefore, when guns are present on the campus grounds, the fears cause learners and the entire campus community interfere with their day-to-day activities. The professors can fear giving the students bad grades because of the risks posed. For a peaceful learning environment without threats, guns should not be allowed on
The freedom of speech and freedom to share one’s opinion is one of the fundamentals rights of a human. By allowing guns on campus, we are indirectly preventing people from freely express their ideas in important learning activity like debate. Students may be sacred to oppose ideas of the person who has a gun because they don’t want them to use the gun on them. This not only creates a very unfriendly learning environment, but prevents the growth of our country as a whole. America is built on diverse ideas from different group of people, and by not comfortably allowing students, who are the future of this country, express their opinions; we are slowing our growth as a nation.
Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech. Also, some say that you should not be exposing bad behavior or language to students but in reality they hear and see these things everyday, and by banning a book, that is not protecting them. Writers have the freedom to write whatever they want and that is a part of the First Amendment, so why banned their book? “The First Amendment allows individuals to speak, publish, read and view what they wish, worship (or not worship) as they wish, associate with
Regardless, if Marie is carrying a gun to protect herself along with the required age, twenty-one and over, and her weapon is concealed, her reflexes have to be quick in order not to get shot. According to Admiral McRaven in the article “Texas Lawmakers Pass a Bill Allowing Guns at Colleges” he states, “I am a guy that loves my guns. I have all sorts of guns. I just do not think bringing guns on campus is going to make us any safer. If you have ever been shot at, which I have, then you have an appreciation for what a gun can do.” Another example of a people not handling guns properly would be when Rick Brown, Southern Utah University’s police chief, was notified by a teacher that a loaded clip had fallen out of a student’s backpack.
Students should not know which teacher carries guns because an unstable person could take their gun. Also, not knowing could stop the person before they take action that can harm others because they are afraid they 'll get shot. Arming teachers would mean we are no longer waiting for the first responders and can help take actions before something bad happens. (Merica & Klein,
This method would allow the shooter to be apprehended but would not kill them or any innocent person that it was accidentally hit with. The last but not least method that could be used is to have everyone carry around pepper spray. This could be used if an innocent person was in a close proximity to the person that had the gun. Again, it would stop the person but it would not be lethal if it was to be used on the wrong person. There are many other ways to protect students and faculty without the use of guns which are one of the most deadly weapons that could be
The topic for my paper is the issue of whether guns should be permitted on college campuses. After reading many of the articles in the New York Times I have come to a conclusion or better to say liked one of the articles more than the others. The article is called, “ guns on campuses makes the college less safe” by Javier Auyero. The second amendment states the right of the people to keep and bear arms. Every human should have the opportunity to protect themselves, but that doesn 't mean having a gun would do that.
Teachers can’t focus on teaching their students because they have a pistol on their hip and that’s all they can seem to think about. Teachers shouldn’t carry guns during school hours because if they do this, they can no longer focus on doing their job, create relationships with their students, and when it
Another supposed benefit proposed by supports for guns on campus is potential shooters will be discouraged to attack campuses that permit concealed carry. This might be true but the potential shooter could also feel confident that he can cause more damage with concealed carry holders present. Policemen responding to the situation would have a hard time identifying the shooter if there is more than one person with a gun and students would also not be able to identify the shooter easily. Concealed gun carriers would just make the situation more tense and
So like they went to a military school or trained to be a security guard. Someone who can be trusted with a gun other than a teacher that has had little to no experience. Also there should be forms or something to notify the parents that there are trained people with arms inside the school for protection. With this said as long as the school can create a safe environment by making the kids feel safe with guns in the school instead of feeling in danger, even with the guns in the school, they should be
In fact, the prospect of guns in the classroom is more likely to cause professors to keep the conversation tepid and avoid certain controversies; everyone else will watch what they say, how they say it and to whom. This would be quite the opposite of the open and transformative exchange that universities have made it their mission to offer. There is a further point. As we saw in the aftermath of the Ferguson and Staten Island police incidents, and earlier with the Occupy Wall Street movement, university campuses are places where political protest takes root. Perhaps colleges are not quite the haven for political protest that they once were -- like, say, in the 1960 's.
An argument many people make against banning alcohol is that if alcohol isn’t legal on campus, then students will go off campus. By going off campus they can drink to their hearts desire and they won’t be under supervision. They say that this also creates problems because now students aren’t under adult supervision and can, quite frankly, do what they please. Also people make the argument that colleges should spend more time on alcohol safety and proper use. Although colleges should provide these seminars for students on alcohol, they should also crack down on its usage.