How To Keep Guns On Campus Essay

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The Texas senate has already passed amendments to the Texas Penal Code allowing handguns on college campuses. The new law will allow persons who have obtained a concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry their loaded, weapon in school and university buildings.(Campuses,2016)
The law authorizes a license holder to carry a concealed handgun while he or she is on the campus of any institution of higher learning in the state. Open carrying of handguns is prohibited at these locations. The law further authorizes all institutions of higher learning to come up with rules, regulations or other provisions regarding the …show more content…

The purpose of this law is to enable the victims to defend themselves in a case of an attack. The law was initiated by the department of public safety, Texas.
The proponents of these laws who include House speaker Joe Straus argue that it’s a constitutional right and one that will make campuses safer from shooters and other criminals. Opponents who consist of Andy Pelosi the president of the campaign to keep Guns off campus together with administrators, staff members and campus law enforcement claim that more guns on campus will increase the risk of dangerous situations. (Mulhere, 2015)
The goal of the new law is to ensure public safety especially in campuses where there have been incidences of gun violence. (ProCon

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