28 May 2012. In the article “College Campuses Are Less Safe Without Concealed Weapons”, the organization Students for Concealed Carry on Campus (SCCC) claims that it is safer for students to allow concealed weapons on campus. However, Students for Gun Free Schools (SGFS) opposed SCCC’s views. The SGFS thinks concealed handguns would detract from a healthy learning environment and create additional risk for students. Moreover, concealed carry permit holders are not required to have law enforcement
Gun control may be an issue on streets with minors, or people with criminal backgrounds, but it starts with people. There is also a million more cases of rape, aggravated assaults, homicides, pre-meditated murders that carry out with no weapons and our government has little or no bright ideas to put a ban on these sick acts. “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Below are statements given by a few local people who volunteered their opinions but requested to remain anonymous. • “Take away the weapons and we are gonna be in a police state where the government controls everything…have you seen V for Vendetta…that’s what happens when you give the guns and control to the government.” – Male, Age 29, Bronx, NY • “We need assault weapons incase we go into another revolutionary war.” – Male, Age 58, Fleetwood,
The reason is the perceived view that it is the lack of gun control that has resulted in the number of firearms-related deaths in the country. In fact, this is one of the most stated, but wrong, arguments for gun control. The fact of the matter is that if gun control is put into place there are more chances that law-abiding citizens will be victims. Gun control laws to a large extent can have no effect on criminals, as there will always be a thriving black market for trade of guns and firearms. (Nair,
Tyler Tew Mr. Combs Policing America 24 September 2011 Analysis Report of “Do Shall Issue Laws Save Lives?” This paper is about an article by Dr. John Lott, professor of The School of Law at The University of Chicago. In his article “Do Shall issue Laws Save Lives,” he discusses how concealed carry permits save lives and reduce crime. Concealed carry refers to the practice of legally being able to carry a handgun or any other weapon in public hidden or in close proximity. As of now there are no federal laws requiring someone to issue a concealed carry permit. Forty nine states have laws that allow citizens to carry certain weapons concealed in public.
Illinois is the only state with no form of the newly issued law surrounding the subject of Conceal and Carry. The main reason this Midwest state does not have a newly amended constitution is primarily due to Governor Pat Quinn and his fellow democrat Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley. Quinn said he fears letting people carry guns would only escalate tense situations and lead to shootings that might otherwise be avoided (Garcia par. 2). He said he is also concerned that Illinois’ gun licensing system would not be able to handle an increased workload and said there are concerns that the current screening process is not thorough enough to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill (Garcia
Due to the recent upheaval of violent crimes on campus, many pro-gun activist have suggested that both the students and teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. Those for this may claim that their rights have been violated because many college campuses refuse to allow weapons of any kind on campus. It is not the right to carry a gun which is in debate here, but rather it is whether or not guns should be allowed on a college campus. The Constitution of The United States of America already grants citizens the right to carry guns, and being in the south, I am by far no stranger to seeing a gun from time-to-time, but it is not appropriate for guns to be in a vulnerable area such as a college campus. There are already too many guns available to the public, and allowing them on an educational facility would greatly increase the likelihood of injury or death.
If that question is asked at a table usually people would say “No”. A long time ago that answer would have no opposition, but now with the recent murders of students on school grounds that answer is not so easy to answer. In 2006 after the recent shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania a representative by the name of Frank Lease, a Green Bay legislator. Planned to introduce a legislation that would allow faculty to carry concealed weapons on school grounds as a deterrent against shootings. Allowing faculty to carry firearms can have an effect on mass shootings at schools.
“The assumption that college campuses are safer because students are not allowed to carry concealed weapons is flawed;” argues the SCCC (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2008) "Current school policies and state laws against concealed carry on campus serve only to stack the odds in favor of dangerous criminals." (Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2008) By allowing concealed weapons on campuses, not only would criminals be deterred from attempting to commit a gun-related crime, but students would feel safer knowing they have the means to defend themselves in a worst-case
“Moreover, this procedure should include medical checks, full criminal history, and a police interview to prove they actually need a gun.” (Ceperkovic January 3, 2013) As said in this article, people should actually need a real reason to have a gun, not just for self-defense against any one. Police usually are only in possession of a 9-millimeter semi automatic gun with them, so I do not see why a civilian could have more for no reason. In a study from Harvard in 1999 people in their community begin to feel less safe if people begin to carry guns. Also 90% of Americans believe that civilians should not be able to take guns into public
We should be able to have this right but use it for a purpose. Resorting to gun violence instead of the old fashioned fists match is the way of many young folk. Families and friends are left grieving but no lessons are learned it just continues. Below I will show you which area of the city have the most gun violence. If you analyze the photo you will notice that gun violence is not the subject of just one area in Philadelphia, it has taken over the whole city As you see below it is a recurring issue, one hand to the other.