Nevertheless, carrying a concealed gun should not be prohibited from certain places especially with everything going on in society today. The right to carry a concealed gun provides a sense of security, some type of protection if something were to happen. Anything can happen in the blank of an eye and having a concealed gun allows one to feel safe. The law bans concealed weapons carry in a lot of places that a lot of mass shootings occurred at.
The article’s claim is that students should have the right to conceal carry on a college campus. This claim is supported by two main sub-claims within the article: gun-free zones are not necessarily safe zones, students should have the right to defend themselves, and campus carry provides safety when in place. The first sub-claim challenges the
“Campus Carry” as known by Georgia Southern University, should reduce its limits on where a person with a legal license to carry, should be able to have their weapon on campus. “Campus Carry” has restrictions on which building and places a person can and cannot carry a weapon on campus. Reducing the limits on where someone can carry a gun on campus can give the students a safer feel on campus knowing that they have safety in their classrooms. Students would be safer on campus knowing that someone can have a weapon in the classroom with them. That could also make students nervous, but not allowing legal licensed people to have a concealed weapon if dangerous.
What a lot of people do not take into consideration is that the teachers must go through training and have to be liable to the responsibilities they are taking once they have a concealed carry weapon. Arming teachers could help lower the number of school shootings because the reaction times will be much faster, and it will add a bit of security to the children. Arming teachers will help lower the number of school shootings. If teachers are liable and are fine with carrying concealed weapons in schools, they would be able to respond to the site of the shooting much faster than it would be waiting for the police to arrive. Apart from having faster reaction times to the shooting, arming teachers will also add extra security to many students.
Concealed carry has been debated for a long time based on the idea of it being approved or not. People argue that they believe that it should be accepted everywhere because it helps people defend themselves in the case of a shooting or for self-defense. Others believe that it shouldn’t be accepted because it can cause chaos or deaths. I believe that it should be accepted, but with limitations into where it is approved to bring a weapon to. I believe that there should be limitations to bring weapons to schools, hospitals, parks and to many other places.
Currently, seventeen states ban the conceal and carry of weapons on campus; twenty four states leave the the decisions in the hands of colleges; eight states have special provisions that allow for the carrying of concealed firearms, and only one state has no jurisdiction over this issue. The threat of mass shooting on college campuses should not be overlooked; however, allowing firearms on campuses endangers the very issue gun advocates are trying to
There has been a long standing debate in America regarding open carry. Some people believe that open carry will help protect others from harm. Recently, on June 1, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Campus Carry Law, allowing licensed holders to carry a handgun on college and university campuses, effective next year, August 1, 2016. Gun Control laws need to be controlled, that is indeed true, proven by the 335 public shootings in the country this year alone. Open carry will not be a solution to this growing problem, it may in fact help increase its numbers.
At the University of Northern Arizona in October of 2015 Steven Jones came to school and shot four students and killed one. He was charged with first degree murder. Now imagine you were a student at that school wouldn't you want a student or teacher to be able to stop the shooter before it got this far? College Students in the United States should be aloud to conceal carry on campus. Concealed weapons on campus would help protect colleges in the U.S. by having armed students and staff on campus.
Campus Carry Law will be established with the purpose of making the campus safer, but in reality it will create an unsafe environment; it will grant students the right to carry a gun on campus for self-protection, but the law should be postponed for the reason that it will cause a hazardous environment in college campus. Campus Carry should be delayed for the reason that it will evoke an unsafe environment. According to University of Rochester Medical Institution the human brain is not fully developed until the age of 25 years old and also conclude that teenager’s process information with the amygdala, the part of the brain that processes the emotions. However, only adults over the age of 21 and older are allowed to conceal a handgun and for those students that are excluded from the right to legally conceal a handgun will feel enervated and will surpass the law and get a gun from an
It states that our nation was in one of the worst spasms of violence with guns alone at colleges. This article also states that over the past few years, almost fifteen states have made it a whole lot easier for teachers, students and even administrators to carry concealed weapons on campus. Starting in August of 2016, Texas Lawmakers are going to make carrying a concealed weapon on campus legal. The main point I get from this article is that everyone thinks that the law enforcement should be the only ones to be able to carry concealed weapons on or around college
Why Not Conceal Carry? On April 16, 2007, 32 people were murdered and another 23 were wounded, either by Seung-Hui Cho, the man doing the killing, or by jumping out of windows to escape him. That day Seung-Hui Cho used a Glock 19 and a Walther P22 to commit the second deadliest shootout in US history. While many people, like Josh Sugarmann and his Concealed Carry Killers report would have one believe that allowing people to conceal carry on campus would of made things worse, but I believe just the opposite.
The Texas legislature has just recently passed a new law that allows any citizen, who is licensed to carry a weapon, to carry a concealed firearm on a university campus. This law, the Campus Carry law, has caused major distress to ripple through students, faculty, and family of the previous. Many people are concerned over the physical safety of one another, but no one has taken into consideration of the emotional stress this law may put on current college students. College students face the everyday pressure of just merely trying to pass in order to survive college, and “are falling apart from the stress rather than the material” (Bogost par. 14).
Many students in college aged 17 to 23 which is considered to be very young. Allowing those young students guns will lead them astray. The college lifestyle is already defined by alcohol and drug abuse, and if we permit guns to that we should not expect anything good. Lot of times, college students goes through emotional trauma due to homeworks, exams or for financial issues, allowing guns might lead them to commit suicide. One might argue and say that we should only allow guns to the one who are eligible and mature.
Firstly, the arming of students, faculty and staff should be prohibited because its unsafe. The debate on whether staff, faculty and students should carry firearms on campuses has been going for years now. Some colleges have debated that a law should be passed were staff and faculty should carry firearms on campus, but other colleges have dismissed this case because it is dangerous and unsafe. According to Jesus Villahermosa’s essay “Guns don’t belong in the Hands of Administrators, Professors, or Students” he states, “I agree that allowing guns on campuses will create problems, not solve them.” This statement is true because not everyone is capable to handle a gun or even use one.
In order to nurture a healthy learning environment at America’s schools and universities, it is critical that students as well as faculty feel safe on campus. Recent pandemonium of violent crimes on campus has many pro-gun activists suggesting that both the Students and Teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on