Concealed Weapons Essay

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Weapons at school and public areas I do not believe it is a good idea to vote in the bill which allows anyone with a concealed weapons permit to carry a weapon in or around schools. In my personal opinion, there are no legitimate reasons to be able to carry a weapon of any kind or caliber to any schools or public places. There are a few key reasons I feel this is a horrible idea. Anyone who has never been in trouble or has not had any kind of criminal record may apply for and may receive this permit to carry and conceal a weapon. The person applying for the permit may be in a normal mental/emotional status to carry a concealed weapon at the time of obtaining the permit. This does not mean that the same status will remain the same mental/emotional state forever. There are factors and circumstances that are uncontrollable to some people such as: home life, work, and family. These are just a few of the areas where there could be problems that could cause a person to want to take out his/her anger/ emotional problems out on a crowd of unarmed persons or individuals. Most persons in the past who have been involved in the shootings of schools/colleges have had no prior history of: violence, emotional issues or anger issues. This is only in most case studies not all. Again, personally I do not believe anyone is stable enough to carry a concealed weapon or weapons to school or public places. For example, there is a shoot-out at a school/public place but the shooter/shooters are not permitted to carry a concealed weapon, now the person/persons that are legally entitled to carry a concealed weapon may feel obligated to play the hero role and try to contain or end this situation without proper authorities on scene. This could be good thing if everything was a perfect world, but it is far from that. One of the two parties are more than likely going to panic due to
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