Why Do Guns Should Be Allowed In Schools Essay

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The U.S is one of the biggest advocates for gun rights and also the world leading country for gun ownership. Most recent data shows that we hold first place for country with the most guns per capita at 88.8 per 100 persons.(cbcnews.com) You would think that a country that supports gun ownership that much would allow for them to be carried everywhere with certain exceptions. Our right to keep a gun is protected by the second amendment, which says “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” One of the most controversial topics regarding guns is weather or not we should be allowed to carry them on school buildings. Since the year 2000 there has been 176 schools shooting incident in the U.S where one or more person resulted injured or dead. Should we really trust our lives to signs that say, “No guns allowed” or the two or three security officers that have to cover the whole campus? In 1994 the Federal Gun Free School Zone Act was introduced in attempt to stop gun violence in school, this law was introduced by the Clinton administration and it basically prohibits students and…show more content…
As stated by Robert Birnbaum “guns on campus is a wicked problem that can never be satisfactorily resolved.” (Birnbaum 11) I don’t see a solution for this problem anytime soon because people are trying to solve this issues with stricter policies and more laws but this will has not worked so far so it is time to try something new, allowing students to conceal carry is that something new. How many more lives and school shootings is it going to take to convince the public that although there is some risk in allowing guns into our schools we would benefit more than we
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