Should Guns Be Allowed on College Campuses? Have you ever wondered how it would be like to know every student in your classroom carried a gun? Many worry on how this would change the college experience for everyone attending, working and visiting a campus. Guns on campus should not be permitted because it would encourage more violent crime, distraction from the learning environment, and increase in suicide.
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.
Also, students are legally allowed to be armed and able to defend themselves and others in public and at home, so it makes sense that they should be able to defend themselves at college. The United States has millions of guns and most people who own guns and carry them are law-abiding citizens, like you and I. In addition to holstering a gun a person has to be licensed by the state of residence, so students will have training and knowledge of firearms and their power. In contrast, there are some people who strongly oppose campus carry; they believe that students having guns will increase campus violence and shootings, however, this is not the case. There is plenty of evidence, from creditable sources, that show that more guns there are, the less violence there is.
Teachers carrying licensed firearms to school Throughout the issues of gun control, gun control has been a wide spread concern for many people. The concerns for arming teachers with fire arms or limiting the mass production of fire arms and ammunition has always surfaced in the public for avoiding more mass shootings. Most states in America has proposed a law in which teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons in classrooms. People in a handful of states strongly believe that to fight school shootings, some teachers should be armed and undergo many strict regulations and fire arm training.
Allowing concealed carry on college campuses would not change the guidelines about who can receive a concealed license or buy a gun. The key to safety is to always be prepared for the worst. We wear safety belts in our cars, place helmets on our children’s heads, and lock our doors at night because we know these safety precautions will reduce the risk of harm to us. So just like we protect ourselves on a daily basis, we will now start to protect ourselves by allowing the same trained, licensed adults who legally carry concealed handguns when not on college campuses to do so on college
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.
Have you ever been in a situation in which you’ve felt as if your life was at risk? Throughout the country there have been multiple reports of violence taking place on college campuses. College students can be seen as a relatively easy target, due to the mere fact that in almost all cases, they are defenseless. This is an issue that is guaranteed to recur considering the fact that a majority of college campuses do not permit weapons. Students have a right to defend themselves just like every other citizen, however college campuses implemented these nonsensical rules that almost completely take away students rights, and causes them to become vulnerable.
There are many pros and cons based on the idea of concealed carry being allowed in certain places. The pros of concealed carry being allowed in school are that in the case of a school shooting it would help students to defend themselves. It is said by people that they believe that teachers should be able to keep guns with them for safety. In the article, “Certain Areas Off-limits to Concealed guns”, by Narda Perez it mentioned that
People who are against guns say that guns are one of the many reasons why we have so many suicides and homicides. Not all people commit Suicide by shooting themselves most people nowadays are killing themselves by overdosing and hanging themselves not by shooting there self in the head. There are many other ways for someone to commit suicide. One of the biggest arguments on why people think guns should be banned is because of the school shooting in florida. So therefor people believe banning guns will solve the problem of school shootings.
Patrick McAndrew Mrs.Scruggs English III 10-May-2016 Today many people around the world and even in the US are scared about the next shooting and where it will take place. Many states don 't allow concealed carry on school grounds because they believe that the students are not ready for a responsibility like carrying a gun. Eight states in the US allow concealed carry on campus because the state has voted on it and passed it through government. Other states such as Georgia have discussed the topic on concealed carry but very very will vote for it because they feel students and faculty are not ready for such a big responsibility.
Should gun laws be tightened? Should children be taught gun safety? Should it be harder to purchase firearms? These are all questions that have been talked about a lot lately. Some people think that we should ban all guns and gun laws should be tightened.
During recent years there has been an escalation of gun crimes. Due to the recent escalation of gun crimes arguments such as “Universities should/should not allow concealed guns on campuses,” have been brought up. Some states have now begun to change their gun control regulations on campuses, some have even pushed forth to allow individual institution to make the decision to allow guns on their campuses themselves. There are numerous arguments about guns on campuses. Some of the arguments for anti-guns on campuses are that guns will incite more violence and will possibly distract from the learning environment.
Should teachers be allowed to possess guns during school hours? Teachers should be able to possess guns during school hours because the teacher could protect the students, be able to prevent school shootings, and neutralize other threats. ¨Adam could not handle his constant bullying anymore, he felt as if he would do anything to end his struggle. Adam dug into his backpack and felt the handle of the gun he took from his father's drawer that morning.