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. On the other hand, people for gun rights claim guns on campus are what students need to keep themselves safe.
Our country is split over the effects that would come out of letting the teachers train to bring fire arms on campus. Giving teachers weapons could turn out well, they would have a way to protect themselves and their students if something happened. On the other hand, giving a teacher a weapon in the classroom could turn out to be an accident that could have been prevented if teachers had not been allowed fire arms in school. Many scenarios could take place if teachers were to be armed. Jimmy Dorney and his staff recently began putting teachers through actual law enforcement training in addition to
Even a principal, who was a school shooting hero for using his own gun to stop a shooter, is in agreement that it is a safety risk. He hesitated to shoot the shooter, claiming he “did not fire out of fear of hitting someone in the background” (Saul). He knew how to handle a gun, but a less experienced armed teacher would have shot anyway, and they would have risked hurting another
He supports his argument by saying that making strict gun laws will lead to a time where only the terrorists and bad guys will have guns, leaving the other citizens unarmed and unprotected. He believes that the people are responsible for killings with firearms and not the guns. The first and second debaters in text 2 share the same attitude towards gun laws as Donald Trump. The text compares guns with cars. It talks about that even though cars kill many people every year they are not banned, so why should guns be banned.
People like Russ Moore, a school principle and an avid gun owner, suggest that proposing a law that allows teachers to carry a gun around school will not just cause concerns but more mishaps because of the lack of training. This approach would require to place guns in each school is the bill was passed also-guns that will be used inappropriately. For a gun that needs to be accessible, this means that guns in school will be accessible in each room in a school campus.
Campus Carry Should teachers and students be allowed to carry guns on campus? It would decrease the probability of a school shooting and if one does happen they can intervene quicker. Staff and students should be allowed to get a special permit to carry on college campuses. Today’s staff and students are responsible enough to carry on college campus. Professional staff and some students are above the age of twenty-one which is the legal age to carry.
Things such as gun laws, more FBI involvement and more security at schools can keep the schools safe because the government can keep stopping bad people from getting through all the “loop holes” and causing harm to innocent people. The shooter used a rifle called an AR-15, which many people think it means “assault rifle” but it really means Armalite Rifle design 15. Gun laws should be stricter on the mentally ill aspect. Nicolas Cruz, the Parkland shooter was mentally ill and bought a rifle legally which should not have been allowed to happen. Now making gun laws stricter will not mean the death rate or shootings will decrease right away because mainly the only people that go to a gun store to buy a gun are law abiding gun owners.
Should teachers be allowed to Carry Handguns? There comes a time in most of our lives where we feel proctection is needed. School shootings are not predicted, and no one knows for certain when they may have to prepare to take action. Our teachers/professors should have the rights to bear arms in classrooms. Being protected is the most comfortable feeling there is.
For this reason, security professionals believe that arming students shoot back would actually make matters worse in the extremely rare instances where mass shootings occur on campus.” This can create a bigger problem than the one before. Such accidental shootings are not accountable for which leaves families of innocent victims upset and frustrated because justice is never served. According to The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus “Despite the horrific shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois, college campuses are far safer than the communities that surround them. Ninety three percent of the violence against college students occurs off campus, where guns are widely available. To prevent future mass shootings, we must strengthen our gun laws to make it as hard as possible for dangerous people to get dangerous weapons.” If gun laws are strengthened, campus shootings might decrease and innocent lives will not be
Not only is carrying a handgun a right given to US citizens via the constitution (National archives, n.d.), but it's been shown that states with strict or bands on concealed weapons have higher gun involved murder rates (Gius, 2013). 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
Many activists for gun control are reaching out try to ban guns in America. During the National Rifle Association (NRA) Press Conference on December 21, 2012, Executive Vice President Wayne Lapierre, speaks out against these activists and exclaims “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” After hearing about the tragedy, Lapierre wants every school in America to deploy a protection program to keep its students safe. The NRA faces criticism from all over America, about how they are to blame, but Lapierre puts the blame on video games and violent movies such as, “American Psycho” and “Natural Born Killers.” He questions, “Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?” Lapierre is willing to give training to both students and teachers on the proper precautions
Jesse and Cheyanne Fitzgeneral’s family was one of those impacted by the Oregon shooting. They were pro-gun before and continue to be after the shooting. Mr. Fitzgeneral said, "We should have teachers trained in non-lethal ways to take people down. There is surely a way to defend kids at school. Armed guards on campuses maybe” (Dorstewit).
They teach us what to do when the gunman is outside the door but what do we do if they get inside? We do not know. So, I propose a solution that will not only be beneficial to students, but will be beneficial to our veterans. Recently, there was a shooting in Oregon and a veteran stopped the shooter from entering a classroom. He distracted the gunmen and helped save the people in the room.
While a man from the NRA, Brian Calabrese, said self-defense is used in various ways, the thought of a panicked person with a gun during a crime is not beneficial. From my perspective, I don’t want to live in a society where the at any point in time, I should be ready to shoot a gun. The arms race which Kelly Sampson was talking about, also made me think about how different society would be if the arms race ensued. Most of society would have to adapt to the norm of owning a gun, which would force the criminals to get stronger and higher capacity firearms. In this hypothetical society, I believe there would be a much higher death and crime rate.
The existing laws prohibits anyone from carrying a gun in and around school premises, but the proponents of the matter are calling for the legalization of concealed guns in schools as the first step in keeping learning institutions safe. They argue that this will give potential victims the ability to respond and defend themselves against criminals. However,