Persuasive Essay On Guns

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My paper is over guns in school and the students that should be able to carry them. In ourare Cconstitution, it says that we as Aamerican citizens have the right to keep and bear arms, and the constitution is supposed to be the supreme law of the land. Now in our country it is legal to denyinie people this right on private property. But over 83 % of schools in America are public, therefore it should be perfectly legal to carry on school grounds. As long as you are able to protect yourself according to the law why should I have to give up that right just to get an education. After the Apr. 20, 1999 Columbine High School massacre, the state of Colorado enacted the 2003 Concealed Carry Act to allow law-abiding citizens the right to carry a concealed weapon. The CATO Institute concluded that this law helped to stop a massacre at the New Life megachurch in Dec. 2007, when a volunteer security guard for the church who was carrying a concealed handgun shot an attacker who had opened fire in the church. According to John R. Lott Jr., PhD, "when states passed concealed carry laws during the 19 years we studied (1977 to 1995), the number of multiple-victim public shootings declined by 84%. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90%, injuries by 82%.” A 2013 research article in the Wall Street Journal reported that the average police response time to an emergency call is 11 minutes, with some responses taking much longer. In Detroit the average response time is 58
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