The reason for this is that in order to obtain a concealed weapon license, citizens must first take a class on gun safety, and learn the legalities concerning the use of lethal force. I highly agree with this particular law, only because its a smart idea to be educated on how to properly obtain a concealed weapon, rather than having no knowledge on how to even use the weapon and possibly putting someone's life in jeopardy. By teaching people proper gun safety fewer accidents will occur. Lott and Mustard stated: “allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons deters violent crimes, and it appears to produce no increase in accident deaths” (82). Gun control supporters can count some victories during the past year, including the gun-safety regulations in Massachusetts and the defeat of concealed weapons bill in several states.
Advocates of open carry often refer to their constitutional rights of being law abiding and responsible gun holders. They want to exercise their freedoms and will vehemently reject any attempt to restrict those freedoms. It is their case that law abiding citizens are the first line of defense against violence. In situations such as Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut or the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, advocates will argue that having their weapons openly visible would have deterred these criminals from committing such heinous acts. They will contend that criminal prefer victims or target who are not armed and that gun control regulations should be aimed towards criminals, not responsible, law abiding citizens.
They believe that select faculty on college campuses would use the personal firearms out of anger to hurt their students. This is not true. Instead, if only select faculty members on college campuses are given firearms, the complete opposite will occur. The faculty, trained with a firearm and very self-controlled, will be ready to protect their students at all costs. This is because trained faculty with no criminal record are highly likely to defend their students in the case of an emergency, even to
Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others, efforts were put in to pass a bill allowing guns to be carried on Arizona’s university campuses. Spring thinks it is not necessary to allow guns on campus. He also provides words of Thomas Anderes, Ph.D., president of the Arizona Board of Regents, that distracting the universities from their core mission of providing a high-quality education to students in a safe environment that encourages the free exchange of ideas. Stacie Spring is a general assignment reporter for the East Valley Tribune which made her credible. She clearly has a bias of not allowing guns on campus.
(Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2008) It was also found in numerous studies by independent researchers and state agencies that “concealed handgun license holders are five times less likely than non-license holders to commit violent crimes.” (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2008) If the majority of college campuses are safer than their surrounding areas because they don't allow concealed weapons on campus, there would be higher crime rates at the twelve U.S. colleges that do allow concealed carry on campus, but the fact of the matter is that a majority of college campuses aren’t safe because of this ban. At Buffalo State College there have been many reports of muggings, beatings, and shootings either on or very close to campus in this year alone, and that excludes the crimes that aren’t reported or made public. There is nothing stopping a criminal from walking onto campus with an illegal weapon, but there are regulations stopping law-abiding students from protecting themselves from these
1 in every 4 college students admit to being raped or sexually assaulted on campus, this number fails to include the thousands of rape victims whose stories are never heard. Rape culture prevails on college campus because only an estimated 35% of these victims’abusers are dealt with. Of those, only an estimated 20 -30% percent are dealt with severely. Colleges ignore the severity rape culture on campus because it is a problem that is extremely difficult to remedy, but ignoring a problem will not solve it. “Culture is vital to the human species, but some cultural patterns are destructive” (Herman 45).
Contraversial Speakers Allowed on College Campuses Many controversial speakers are wrongfully perceived as hazards to many communities, when in fact, they should be highly respected for going against the grain and daring to be different by challenging the current knowledge. College campuses around the nation are banning multiple speakers in fear that a riot might break out or someone might get offended. Currently, controversial speakers are glared at as mere trouble makers, but they should be appreciated because of how passionately they bring new ideas to the table, and they, most definitely, should be allowed to speak at college campuses. One of the major reasons why controversial speakers should be allowed to speak at college campuses is college students need these speakers to listen to and develop their own opinions. They could do this by going to a debate between two controversial speakers, listen to both points, then think about what was said and form their own point of view.
Besides, there are several arguments proposed to carry guns for self-protections. However, if a shooting takes place, police will not be able to identify bad guys if everyone obtains a gun in his or her hand. For such reasons, firearms should be prohibited to protect college students, and to provide them a secured environment for education. First of all, carrying guns into universities and colleges will result in many serious consequences that affect the community in general and to students’ lives in particular. For example, at Virginia Tech University in 2007, a Korean student who concealed a gun and brought to school shot more than thirty students.
According to Lini Kadaba’s article, Colleges Hitting the Bottle Binge Drinking Remains High, but Initiatives at Area Schools Raising Awareness, “College binge drinking is remaining in colleges due to the intractable problems that contribute to 1,700 student deaths, 599,000 injuries, and 97,000 cases of sexual assault, or date rapes.” (24). For college students, health issues may not seem relevant, or carry that much weight; after all, many young adults believe they’re invincible. Binge drinking affects the entire college community, not just those who partake in drinking. To change this culture, colleges need help from parents, the Greeks, and the alumni. To begin, parents are usually the last to know that their children are influenced by
Additionally, the hard work and determination the federal government is bestowing to keep weapons out of the hands of dangers criminals should also be considered. Taking the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” away from convicts and allowing only the law abiding citizens this unalienable right, will slowly but surely make the world a better place (Gun