Why Guns Should Be Allowed On Campus

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Parents feel that guns should be allowed on campus so that students and staff can protect themselves in dangerous situations and also by being an American citizen it is one of our Constitutional rights. Guns should be allowed on college campuses because they provide better safety for students, the second amendment, and when requirements for carrying a weapon are in place. The Second Amendment is the right to bear all arms. “Activities for conceal and carry laws on college and university campuses read the Second Amendment as an overarching right to have weapons, regardless of location.” (Smith, T.N. 2012) The students and staff while on campus who are protecting themselves or another should not be subject to arrest or be punished for a crime. Students need to properly educate the public on the benefits of carrying guns on the campus. By states not allowing guns on campus it is making a target for the shootings. Research says there are more rapes, assaults, and robberies than killings. By students and staff being armed with a weapon on campus could contain the shooter before campus security or police arrive. State Senator Karen Johnson (Republican, …show more content…

A person cannot obtain a concealed weapon permit if they are a felon, abused controlled substances, mentally ill or domestic violence. Many states have a waiting period before the permit is issued. “Somebody who disturbed or a crook--they’re not going to care (if it’s legal to carry a gun in certain locations),” said Mississippi State Rep. Greg Snowden (Crisp 2011).Once they are approved, they are required to go through training and testing. In conclusion, guns should be allowed on college campuses because students will be able to protect themselves and others on campus. Guns should be allowed on college campuses because they provide better safety for students, the second amendment, and when requirements for carrying a weapon are in

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