In article of “Guns, Campuses and Madness”, Frank Bruni thinks that how the students of the University of Texas think about misbehavior of firearms. College students across the country are very interested in emotional safety, and some schools add "trigger warning" to novels and other texts. They make some rules for campus that people who have gun do not carry into the classroom. One of the rules is that they can
On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman, a former marine, began sniping students, professors, and police at the University of Texas at Austin from the clock tower. He killed sixteen people and wounded thirty two others. Whitman had to be shot unexpectedly in order to stop this mass shooting. In The New York Times, Manny Fernandez and Dave Montgomery wrote about Texas lawmakers passing a bill that allows guns at college campuses. Texas lawmakers should not have passed a bill, allowing guns at colleges, because it compromises the safety and well-being of all people on campus grounds.
Safety is something we all strive for in our lives and we need it as much as we need air. Sadly, recent events in the world have put this safety at risk, something that must be changed. Being a university student, safety at the campus I commune to daily is of the upmost importance. The violence on school campuses has gotten worse as the time goes on, a total of 19 shootings has happened in 2015 alone. This may not seem like a lot, but the 40 deaths in these shootings respectively say different.
Taking measures to prevent shootings and other emergencies could help keep someone alive. Measures like having teachers carry firearms, enabling the 'red flag ' law, and having officers make a big difference. What happened in Florida, is very scary to students, faculty members and parents. If we had the necessary precautions taken and a plan in place, we would all be much more at ease. A highly trained armed officer on campus looking after us would help make us less afraid.
When guns are allowed in campus, it adds fear to the life of students and professor. When there is a constant fear, the whole learning environment will change. Allowing guns on campus will “stifle classroom debate- an essential component of learning” (Auyero). In making this statement, Auyero argues that allowing gun on campus take way key component of learning necessary for the students.
Guns have grown into a major part of our society for many different things. As a result, we can make a stricter law on the guns and have more security. The article facts from “The Washington Posts” states that 13 people were killed at a high school in Littleton, Colorado in 1999 (Berkowitz 2018) In another article “Everything Town Research” states that there have been 299 school shootings in America since 2013. Just in 2018, there have been 26 school shootings.
Studies reflect that violence on campus is most commonly perpetrated by students, against students. In response to the Virginia Tech shooting, the U.S. Secret Service, Department of Education, and F.B.I. studied violence at institutions of higher education. As part of this study, 272 incidents of targeted violence were identified through a comprehensive search of open-source reports from 1900 to 2008. The incidents include various forms of targeted violence, ranging from domestic violence to mass murder. Most incidents occurred during the 1990s and 2000s.
As the lives of seventeen students were taken away this valentine's day, in the most recent school shooting at Douglas High School, great controversy has erupted on the topic of gun control in America. Teens and parents across the world, have come together to protest the broken system that has greatly devastated so many families. As the discussion of gun control spreads, many turn to the NRA and political leaders to blame, but are these the people at fault? In the article, America's Unique Gun Violence Problem Explained in 17 Maps and Charts, German lopez writes, “ America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.” These statistics explain americas lead in gun ownership well supported by both the NRA and the U.S second amendment.
Another safety precaution that can be implemented is, to add more security personnel. The California School Board believes by doing so, it could decrease crisis on campus. "Some districts have developed partnerships with law enforcement in which deputy sheriffs or police officers are assigned to school campuses. This strategy gives law enforcement higher visibility and the ability to respond immediately to a crisis on the campus. It also provides opportunities for positive, non-confrontational contact between students and law enforcement."
For instance imagine if one of the victims of the Virginia University shooting, the tragic loss of life could have been avoided and we wouldn’t have such a sad memory in our lives. Permitting guns on campus can have many benefits but do those benefits out-weigh the drawbacks. Supporters for guns on campus say that permitting guns on campus would increase personal safety. That’s quite true but it could also lead to accidental shootings, thefts, and increased crime, should the safety on campus be compromised so some people can feel safe? Another supposed benefit proposed by supports for guns on campus is potential shooters will be discouraged to attack campuses that permit concealed carry.
The rule may not be all that “fair” in their eyes, but campuses have some sort of obligation to provide safety for their students, and if there are several cases of alcohol poisoning at the school, they have to take action. Most, if not all parents, expect colleges to provide protection and safety to their students. Along with this, colleges are state run or private institutions, which means they can make rules which they feel will benefit their students. Also, if any student wants a drink, they can always go to a bar that is outside of the campus as long as they are of drinking
Concealed Guns Imagine this you're a student at ISU and concealed guns are banned on college campus while you are in class the weird guy in the back pops up and starts shooting people in a few seconds your dead or injured but maybe if guns were allowed on college campus when the first shot went off you or someone else with a concealed gun could have shot the man and probably saved many people's life. Even though this is not a true story this has happened at other colleges around the united states. Well are concealed guns good or bad are they useful or not. People say concealed guns owners are a treat or dangerous. With all these people saying they don't help the community there dangres the owners are a treat.