have the right to protect yourself. Face to face with a madman and his gun, the last thing we want is to be left defenseless. This is why I am a student for concealed firearms on campus. I believe the most efficient defense against an out-of-control triggerman on campus is other armed students and professors who can shoot back and stop the carnage. School campuses are not places common people feel concerned enough to protect themselves with a gun.
The incident, and several others public shooting incidents, would have been avoided if the shooter did not have a weapon on his person and if the country had more strict gun control laws. If Texas allows students to open carry their own weapons in school, hundreds more similar incidents may occur. The only time a state should be allow laxed gun laws is when the people have total and complete faith among each other, which is something that we currently lack in the country as of now. As public shootings occurrences continue to rise in the country, the people clearly are not ready to handle the situations by themselves. The Campus carry Law is not a step to better and protect the people as it will increase the rick of others, will not make people feel safe, and lead to more
School shootings would not be happening if there wasn’t a gun involved. Ordinarily, according to German Lopez, who wrote the article “I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.” “The US makes up less that 5% of the world’s population, but hold 31% of global mass shooters”. That is intolerable and inconsolable, such a insignificant portion of the world shouldn’t hold that
If responsible students have the right to defend themselves at home and out in public, then why shouldn't they be allowed to fight for themselves while furthering their education at college? College students should be authorized to bear guns on campus, if they are legally licensed to carry concealed weapons. In today's world you don't know what will happen to you each day and it is the sad truth that students have to think: what if someone tried to rob me; what if I am a target for carjacking; what if someone open fired on everyone? Students start to question how safe is their campus really is. One minute you could be in class taking a test and then hear gunshots down the hall or you could be leaving the campus late at night and be robbed while getting in your car.
Many reasons are held accountable for why guns are unacceptable on campus. More guns on campus rises the possibility for unaccredited access to firearms by the wrong people. The chance of the wrong person getting access to a “good guy’s” gun is a larger chance than the gun being used to save student and faculty lives. Guns can be accidentally left anywhere; in purses, jacket pockets, and lawful users can be outdo people outside of campus. Professors and faculty members are not taught to handle firearm combat in a characterized environment.
Have you ever been in a situation in which you’ve felt as if your life was at risk? Throughout the country there have been multiple reports of violence taking place on college campuses. College students can be seen as a relatively easy target, due to the mere fact that in almost all cases, they are defenseless. This is an issue that is guaranteed to recur considering the fact that a majority of college campuses do not permit weapons. Students have a right to defend themselves just like every other citizen, however college campuses implemented these nonsensical rules that almost completely take away students rights, and causes them to become vulnerable.
In the essay written by the Students For Concealed Carry, Why Our Campuses Are Not Safe without Concealed Handguns, they stated, “The SFGS essay points to two attacks on facility where the shooters knew that law enforcement officers would be present, as evidence that suicidal gunmen are not deterred by armed resistance. Those particular shooters may not have been deterred, but they also didn’t cause nearly as great a loss of life as is often caused by shooters in “gun- free zones”. (17) Most shootings that take place at schools are by suicidal gunmen who plan to do as much harm as possible to others. If the gunmen knew there were likely people who were armed they may not target that area and if they do, they will more than likely not kill as many as they
In 2013, Pew Research conducted a survey on a group of convicted felons: 48% stated that they avoided committing the intended crime upon discovering that the victim was carrying a weapon. The study concluded that civilians with guns intimidate criminals and cause them to second guess themselves and hesitate. It would follow that threatening someone with a gun to rob a store would not be worth the risk for a criminal if he or she knew that the owner was holding a gun. Additionally, violent crime rates go down when gun rights are allowed. A study done by the National Center of Biotechnology Information showed that murder rate decreased by 13% in cities where the right to carry arms was
What should schools do? Intruder drills and guidance counselors are definitely ways to prevent a student shooter, but what about outsiders? Gun control could help prevent both a student going into a school and shooting and an outsider doing the same thing, but it would be less effective on student shooters, given the fact that many student shooters did not buy their own guns. But an unaffiliated shooter would probably have to buy their own guns, as if a shooter has no relation with the school they would probably be living on their own as an adult. They probably wouldn’t have their parents firearms with them.
Seventeen students killed in gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been a controversial topic in recent days (Lopez, 2018). It is a great shame to read or hear about a kind of gun violence every day while living in a country where human rights are at the forefront of the world like the United States. There has been a lot of debate about whether the gun laws are strict enough and what people could do to reduce gun violence significantly. The fact that many Americans are badly affected by gun violence, so letting everyone live a safe life when the gun is in use should always be on the top Although gun violence in the United States has become a social trend worth noting because of the impact on lives and morale that directly affects