According to Kenzie Kesselring, allowing guns on college campuses is a horrible idea. Not only is dangerous to college students’ well-being, but it also threatens the institution of collegiate learning altogether (Stroud, K.). Moreover, open gun carry can make students fearful for their safety; they will no longer be comfortable debating or being themselves. Some students might even be distracted knowing that at any moment someone in their classroom could be legally carrying a gun. Would you feel safe sitting next to somebody who holds a gun?
Why Not Conceal Carry? On April 16, 2007, 32 people were murdered and another 23 were wounded, either by Seung-Hui Cho, the man doing the killing, or by jumping out of windows to escape him. That day Seung-Hui Cho used a Glock 19 and a Walther P22 to commit the second deadliest shootout in US history. While many people, like Josh Sugarmann and his Concealed Carry Killers report would have one believe that allowing people to conceal carry on campus would of made things worse, but I believe just the opposite.
Is Campus Carry in Texas the best solution? With mass shootings on campus being more known, Texas concluded that the best solution is to allow anyone on campus to conceal carry. Texas needs to think about the increase risk by having more guns on campus and other possibilities. Concealed carry on campus in Texas should be banned because of college student’s mentality, student’s increase in alcohol and drug rates, and student’s viewpoints.
As handguns become more accessible to a larger variety of persons within a limited area the rates will rise due to availability (Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, 2013). Overall guns on campuses will result in the cons heavily outweighing the pros. There are more efficient ways to keep students safe than allowing concealed handguns on college campuses. Allowing firearms will escalate sparse occurrences of school shootings. Suicidal deaths among the student population will also increase as more than half of all college students already consider suicide, the presence of a firearm will only increase the risk more (Neuberger, Joan and Spiro, Ellen, 2015).
But this much is clear: guns do nothing to help universities attain the kind of safety they desire and need -- the safety that enables intellectual and political exploration. Guns by their very nature dampen speech -- they chasten it. Colleges simply cannot tolerate
Currently, seventeen states ban the conceal and carry of weapons on campus; twenty four states leave the the decisions in the hands of colleges; eight states have special provisions that allow for the carrying of concealed firearms, and only one state has no jurisdiction over this issue. The threat of mass shooting on college campuses should not be overlooked; however, allowing firearms on campuses endangers the very issue gun advocates are trying to
Lot of times instead shooting the shooter students might miss the target shoot other people. In addition, when police comes it will be very hard for him to find the initial shooter. Most importantly, every person who carries gun can be shooter and there will be not much of difference between the shooter and student. So we should allow guns in campus at
Several studies mention that licensed concealed carry weapons aren’t involved in crimes that happen on campus. Certain individuals that do commit crimes on and off campus, generally don’t go through background checks to obtain legal concealed weapons. Gun permit requirements vary by state but most require that applicants are the legal minimum age, complete a safety course and have sound criminal and mental histories (Collins). Allowing students to carry concealed weapons on campus could be considered dangerous; however, having these students’ complete safety courses and go through testing that proves they are mentally capable could prevent it from being dangerous. Certain campuses also don’t allow students to carry conceal in classrooms or in dorms.
Guns on college campuses has been a rising topic since the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre. Before the Virginia Tech Massacre there were not many laws about guns on campuses or about the precautions that should be taken when selling handguns. Since then there have been many laws and gun buying restrictions implemented in order to keep crime down. However, there is still debate on what else can be done in order to protect students and faculty. One debate is whether or not guns should be allowed as protection for students and faculty.
In Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor, article “The Guns of Academe” states the negatives of having guns in college and universities. Showing the limits of positive views people have toward it. many negatives view of students and faculties feelings, age, and responsibility. He explains There are many articles that explain the positive views of having guns in a school environment. While on the other hand, there are many more articles that go along with Adam Winkler 's side for the negative views of having a gun in a school area.
In some cases it could make the scene more dangerous; for example how could law enforcement determine the difference between an armed student or staff to the actual shooter. If schools would allow trustworthy staff members to carry a firearm, many shootings could be stopped. Another major point for conceal and carry on campuses is a handgun could stop an assault when students are walking alone during the night.
Should Guns Be Permitted on College Campuses? Campus safety is a current issue in the news; the debate is whether or not concealed weapons should be permitted on campus. The Arkansas Traveler, student newspaper of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, wrote a fairly compelling argument on the consideration of college students and faculty to be armed on school grounds. In the article “To Carry or Not to Carry: That Is the Question”, The Traveler Editorial Board makes an ineffective argument through the misuse of logical analogies, overuse of pathos and rhetorical questions, and the faulty credibility of outside resources. While many people may agree with what was written, there are many things that can be used as counter-arguments
Guns on Campus Imagine participating with classmates while a professor is lecturing, then hearing a gun discharge, following cries for help from a window, at that moment all hiding; eyes closed hoping no one else is next, wishing for any means of self-protection. Possibly a scene from any of the campuses where mass shootings have occurred. During the Virginia Tech massacre, 32 students were tragically slain and at Florida State University three students were injured within the school’s library by a gunman until the campus police were able to shot and kill the gunman. Most disasters could be avoided if the campus had adequate security, honored the Second Amendment and if the students were prepared for these types of incidents. Most colleges have over a thousand attendees per year,
Intro: Guns on campus has been an area of debate in politics and social media for a long time. Thesis: Guns on campus will only cause more harm than good and should be banned on all College campus. Body: The argument is students have the right to defend themselves and it is their 2nd amendment right to bear arms (Burnett).