Concealed Weapons Carry
What if people had the right to carry concealed guns everywhere, the many hours of training received and money spent on the right to be able to carry a concealed gun? Think about all the mass shootings that have occurred on in the world today and if people had the right to carry their concealed gun everywhere. The law prohibits people from carry concealed guns everywhere and it is not right, especially if people are licensed and trained to carry. People can go on and on about the reasons why concealed guns should not be carried everywhere and actually have some valid points. Nevertheless, carrying a concealed gun should not be prohibited from certain places especially with everything going on in society today. The right to carry a concealed gun provides a sense of security, some type of protection if something were to happen. Anything can happen in the blank of an eye and having a concealed gun allows one to feel safe. The law bans concealed weapons carry in a lot of places that a lot of mass shootings occurred at. The church, public places while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and schools, just to name a few; all three of these locations were all a part of some kind of mass …show more content…
A few years ago, a student named Amanda Carpenter attended the University of Nevada at Reno. She was walking to her car from class when she was attacked and raped. This student felt as if she had been allowed to carry a concealed gun, she probably would not have gotten raped that night (Wiseman, 2012). There are many misconceptions about carrying a concealed gun, everyone is not criminals, and everyone will not commit a crime. A thorough background check, training, and the passing of a test should qualify people the right to carry a concealed gun everywhere. It is about being able to defend oneself and perhaps others if a situation presents
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so people can feel more protected. As Well as giving people the protection that need if other resources are not available to them at that time that they need it. Next, concealed weapons give people a sense of awareness after taking a class on how to use their weapon. Finally, carrying a concealed weapon can decrease many risks that we have in day to day life. The “concealed carry lifestyle” should not be just pushed by gun manufacturers, but instead should be pushed by some organizations that support it.
There are many opposing views pertaining to this argument, but if everyone was just able to come to an agreement; the world would be a better place. Accordingly, carrying a concealed firearm shows time and time again to reduce crime. If you were trying to rob someone and they had a concealed weapon you would be in for a huge surprise, so it kind of acts
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.
According to a 2000 report by engineering statistician William Sturdevan, in Texas the general public is 5.3 times more likely to be arrested for violent offenses and 14 times more likely to be arrested for nonviolent offenses than concealed carry weapon permit holders. The Christian Science Monitor reported that “ the number of incidents in which concealed gun carries kill innocent people is a fraction of 1% of all gun related homicides. As one could see, concealed carry is a very important right in the US. This is why I think it important to be able to legally be allowed to conceal and carry a weapon or be able to own one for protection.
Non supporters of concealed carry on campus have great counter arguments for the pro-gun supporters. Someone carrying a weapon can be easily disarmed. A weapon can go off accidentally through negligent discharge. According to ConcealedCampus.org, “Among the more than 150 college campuses that currently allow concealed carry, there have been three accidental/negligent discharges—two by faculty/staff and one by a student. Two of the negligent discharges were the result of the license holder carrying the gun in a pants pocket without a holster (both of these incidents resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to the license holder’s leg), and one was the result of the license holder showing a new gun—a gun with which she was not yet familiar—to her coworkers (this incident resulted in only minor abrasions that did not require medical attention)”.
Furthermore, banning concealed weapons can cause rates of murder to rise (Gius, 2013). Having a concealed weapon is a form of defense, and people should have the right to defend themselves in anyway they see fit, which includes areas outside of one's home (Ruebsamen, 2013). Another reason for allowing
As said by Kelly Sampson, on behalf of the Brady Campaign, allowing concealed carry would force the criminals to get higher damage guns, which would lead to an unnecessary amount of guns. If criminals got higher grade weapons, it would mean more violent crimes and more deaths. Obama once said “There is a gun for roughly every man, woman, and child in America. So how can you, with a straight face, make the argument that more guns will make us safer?” and many people on the pro-gun control side stand by this.
States like Texas allows you to carry any types of guns with no licenses or permit and in California, you need a license and a permit to bear arms. Regardless of the different rules that each state has about the second amendment you are allowed to protect yourself in your house or in public. Unfortunately, reality shows that guns kept at home tend to be more dangerous for the members of a household than for potential criminals. Being a criminal disregards you from being able to carry a gun. You are always able to keep yourself armed and
Hypothetically, a law is passed stating that teachers are allowed to carry guns in school. In a sick twisted world, the teacher becomes the school shooter. Your student is in class and their teacher pulls out their government funded school weapon and starts shooting. How is your child supposed to protect themselves if the approved district teacher starts shooting the students with a malicious intent. Teachers should not be allowed to carry guns at school.
" On May 9, 2013 felons took a survey which stated that 48% of felons did not commit crimes, if they knew that the victim was armed with a gun. Over 80% of men and women gun owners say having a position of a gun, makes them feel safer. For example in 1970 Dianne Feinstein who was a gun control advocate was threatened in her home, she had a concealed gun and used it to protect
POW!! Imagine you just saved your family from a slum trying to take what you worked for Tough right? Well that can all change now. A concealed carry pistol can define, your life and death. Here's why,concealed carry should be for american citizens and why it should be legal for anyone without any restriction and permits, Also why concealed carry helps with crime and protects thousands of americans.
Concealed guns are allowing the public to overcome the dangers in the world, but they are also a danger in many ways. These dangers have lead to many horrific accidents in our present time. These incidents are also causing more people around the world to join in on these events. Concealed guns should be banned because by permitting handguns, it can end up causing more crimes, dangerous people are more likely to carry a gun and endanger the public, and guns can make the public paranoid.
Even more, the country of Switzerland requires its citizens to own firearms and they have the lowest homicide level in the entire world. Two leaders, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong, took the guns away from their people; they both ended up killing twenty million people. Most guns should be legal because they protect citizens against crime and governmental tyranny, bolster individual freedom, and reduce crime. Having the right to own guns protects the citizens against crime and governmental tyranny.
The following argument is in favor of gun control. The restrictions on guns in place today are not nearly sufficient considering the level of gun violence seen on a daily basis. In the article “Stronger Gun Control Laws Will Save Lives” it is stated, “The fact is that very few federal laws regulate the manufacture, sale or possession of firearms, and those currently on the books are filled with loopholes or significantly tie the hands of law enforcement.” Arming citizens would not reduce crime or allow for self-defense, it would merely place guns into the wrong hands of people who are not trained enough or mentally stable to handle them. This is why there are so many school shootings and public massacres on television constantly broadcasted
The biggest question remains, should civilians be allowed to carry guns. Many argue No, others yes. My opinion is that they should carry guns on them at all times. Reason being is because we might need to defend ourselves against tyranny one day. Many criminals are free on the streets and you never know when you might bump into one.