Persuasive Essay On Gun Control In Schools

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Gun control has been one of the top issues facing our country for quite some time. Recently in Texas, a bill called SB11 has been passed that allows for concealed carry of licensed weapons on campuses of higher education. College kids are stressed about balancing their social life, maintaining a good GPA, and getting enough sleep to keep themselves sane. Now those same kids are also carrying around killing machines in their back pockets. Although people believe that this new law is protecting schools from more mass shootings, I believe that allowing concealed carry on the college campus is a bad plan of action because people of that age don 't know how to react in a situation where a gun could be needed, people will abuse their "gun-rights" powers, and it has the potential to cause even more outbreaks of school shootings. Imagine you are a 21-year-old in college. You know the very basics of how to handle a firearm, where the trigger is, where the safety is, where to aim, and that 's about it. You just came from your most difficult class and you 've been assigned so much homework you could …show more content…

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