Gun Control On Campus

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Problem/Issue Overview: The whole gun control issue has been a highly controversial problem in the U.S for the past couple of decades. From store robberies to school shootings when violence and guns come together the issue does not end well. The nation should act stricter on gun laws and become more aware of the outcome of allowing students to walk around with firearms on campus. The Columbine, Sandy Hook, and Virginia Tech shootings demonstrate the tragedies guns on campus lead to. Society should be constantly reminded of these elementary and high school shooting incidents before accepting the fact that guns will be allowed on college campuses. On August 1, 2016 Texas will allow students and faculty members at private and public universities…show more content…
To start off with we should insist on a mandatory training and licensing. Also put some focus into safe and secure gun storage training. The training should not be a one-time affair. Gun owners should be required to renew their permits regularly. As well as to regularly refresh their training so it stays fresh on their mind. Requirements should be as strict as receiving your driver’s license. “The Campaign To keep Guns Off Campus” This campaign works with colleges and universities. They oppose legislative policies that reinforce the carrying concealed guns on campus bill. Since 2008, the campaign has helped to stop campus carry legislation in 18 states. After the mass shooting of Virginia Tech in 2007 the gun lobby was highly motivated to campaign within state legislatures. They do their best to prohibit colleges and universities from adopting policies that allow firearms on campus. Their gun lobby’s proposed legislation will prevent an academic institution to restrict firearms on campus. As well as allowing students carry guns into sporting events, classrooms, and any other school events. This campaign has a record of urging campuses to reunite together as a country and help oppose the gun lobby’s agenda; the record being 7 years. “As of December 14, 2015 the American Association of State Colleges and Universities…show more content…
Increasing the training of individuals will be a tool to help people understand the importance of being safe with their weapons around others. Campaigns to decrease guns Increasing campaigns that work with universities and colleges would benefit institutions in order to inform others that it isn’t the best idea to implement guns into these school systems. Limiting the number of weapons allowed would not only help students but law enforcements in detecting the bag guy in a situation. Conclusion There are many reasons why the campus-carry bill needs to be discussed more critically. A person in college under too much stress could “snap” any moment and cause major harm to others. In an active shooter scenario identifying the dangerous person will become much more difficult because each classroom will hold 2-3 guns; and we won’t know if the target we are aiming to shoot for is the correct one. Professors will face more difficulties issuing bad grades to students while fully knowing they are carrying a gun. These are just a few reasons why this issue is important. Colleges and Universities are responsible with providing a safe environment for students, visitors, staff and faculty. College is an open environment so lets keep this issue relevant and take high consideration to help prevent dangerous situations like
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