The issue of whether to allow guns on college campuses has grown due to several acts of gun violence on campuses and in the general public. Some colleges have allowed guns to permit-carrying citizens and some have banned guns on campus. Lawmakers, particularly in Florida, are pushing to allow guns on campus. Republicans are also pro-gun and are supporting the NRA by pushing for guns on campuses. (Cerabino) Most college faculty, administrators, and law enforcement have expressed their reservations on allowing guns on college campuses. Lawmakers should ban guns on all college campuses because of the potential gun violence due to alcohol, peer pressure, and drugs.
Even children who come from middle-class and upper-middle-class communities don’t feel safe in schools. The nightmares, always about being chased, lingered for years. Even now, the images of children walking out of schools with their hands up are too much for people to bear. As we all know that this has been a very controversial topic in the past years, it might be hard for people I power to fix this will not trying to break any amendments like taken away people right to own a gun. Because this can cause more chaos amongst the American people and we are not trying to split us, but to unite us by stand tall the problem we have to face on Saturday, some of Haviland’s students, born in the years after Columbine, participated in the Denver “March For Our Lives” to protest school gun violence, one of many demonstrations held across the United States. In the nation’s capital, students from Parkland, Fla.still grieving the friends and classmates they lost last month led an impassioned rally attended by a massive crowd that demanded gun reform. By Ryan Quinn, Education Reporter, Charleston Gazette Mail As part of a new training program, Kanawha County school officials are now ling students and teachers, they shouldn't automatically hunker down in classrooms if there's someone with a gun in their school.Perhaps most controversial is the program's guidance that students can physically confront a shooter as
As this essay has shown, it is best for teachers to carry concealed firearms. It will provide safety to all school. It will provide security to inner city schools where school gun violence occurs most often. It will also create respect, which will end many shootings before they even begin. Students have died every week this year so far due to gun violence. Let’s end the trend and push for these laws to be put in place. Contact your senators, mayors, and congressmen and tell them that you want teachers to carry concealed firearms. If we have these laws in place, we can end the plague of shootings that has come over our great nation and move forward.
In 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School was victim of a terrible mass shooting that prompted several states and cities to pass strict gun control measures. This sparked a widely debated and controversial issue for “gun friendly” states in the South and West, who responded with bills that would strengthen Stand Your Ground laws and allow weapons in most public places. The nation continues to be divided on gun control policies, as it is very controversial and continues to be a very hot topic in society today. There has been a rise in gun violence throughout the years, and it has been widely been debated that guns are too easily accessible and there is a continued push for stricter gun laws that can reduce the risk of gun violence.
There have been many pieces of legislation on the state level and on the congressional level regarding guns on school property. A very polarized piece of legislation was introduced in the Nevada Senate. Nevada Senate Bill 286 was created in response to several violent acts involving school shootings (Taylor, 2008). The bill would have given teachers the right to possess and carry guns on school property regardless if the school is a gun-free zone as long as the teacher possessed proper permits the bill specifically required the teacher to possess a concealed weapon permit along with a proof of completion of a specific firearm training program (“SB286,” n.d.). The bill did not pass in the Nevada Senate, but the bill did help to start the much-needed conversation about the ineffectiveness methods of the prevention of school shootings.
Over the years, there has been many fatal shootings in schools. Many of these shootings have been caused from both genders, and all ages. This following fall 2016, the new “open carry” will be allowed at San Jacinto College, and I disagree with this decision. The new “open carry” will cause more danger in schools. “Open carry” law refers to the act of publicly carrying a gun on one’s person plain sight.
A bill has been introduced that would give districts the option of allowing a teacher with a firearm certificate to have access to a registered gun on school grounds (Ash)
The difference on perspectives has been a major issue especially after President Obama’s constant effort to pass more gun control laws. In contrast, the presumably and deeply Republican state of Texas, which has very few restrictions on guns, has just passed a law that makes concealed carrying on college campuses legal. Such law has been a controversy and had divided reactions from Texans all around the state. The problem that is tried to solve with this bill is to prevent more mass shootings from happening in the facilities of higher education institutions. It is very important to
In 2007 an armed student killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, making it one of the deadliest gun massacres in U.S history. As a result, a group known as Students for Concealed Carry on Campus began a movement to legalize campus carry for colleges in the U.S. Lawmakers then put in place laws that would allow students and faculty to carry weapons to better defend themselves (The Secret History of the Campus Carry Movement). As of 2016 Texas became the ninth state to allow concealed carry on public universities for holders of gun permits. Nevertheless, the debate over whether to allow concealed weapons in schools remains a hot topic in our political society. Although the different viewpoints of the new law are evident, the major similarity is the safety of the student body. There exists’ two sides for concealed weapons on college campuses in the state of Texas. The side that believes students are safer by carrying a concealed weapon, and the side that believes the contrary and says that weapons should not be allowed on school premises. Regulations vary from state to state; 18 states have banned concealed weapons on college campuses and 23 states allow each school to determine its own policies (Campus Carry). Even after the Virginia shooting, the movement did not echo with all Americans.
After suffering from an uncontrollable rage following his parents’ divorce he shot and stabbed his mother and killed his wife. The following morning, he climbed the bell tower and proceeded to kill 14 people and injuring 31 in an hour and a half (history). The “campus-carry law” was passed near the 50th anniversary of this tragic event. Huyler Marsh, a graduate student at University of Texas grew up in a home without guns, but once he arrived on campus he joined a gun club, and now has his very own CHL. “’I wear it pretty much whenever I can…If I call 911 it might be ten minutes before they get here. It might be more. It’s nice to know you have the ultimate responsibility for your safety” (nytimes). There was a great debate on UT’s campus, the president of the University was against it himself, wanting to keep UT as safe as possible. Another student on the UT campus, Ana Lopez, talks about having open discussions in class about controversial topics and “is worried now that in such classes that students will hesitate, knowing someone might have a gun”
Every day parents send their children off to school with the expectation that they will be returned home safely at the end of the day. However, with an ever increasing number of school shootings some parents are pulling their children out of school because they feel as if school can no longer offer the same sense of security as they once had. Some schools are pressing for the right for school instructors to carry a loaded weapon on campus. School instructors should be allowed to carry a loaded weapon on campus because it helps prevent school shootings, it protects them during school shootings, and gives students and staff an added sense of security.
The right to bear arms is a very important right to some Americans. This right gives Americans the right to protect themselves if they need to at any time. While some people agree that this is a right everyone deserves, it can create controversy in some circumstances. One of these places where open carry causes controversy is in the school system. With news about gun violence at various school locations throughout the country, it is only natural for people to feel uncomfortable about the situation. Especially if the open carry law goes into effect on the anniversary of a school shooting. Texas’ new campus carry law went into effect fifty years after the shooting at the University of Texas at Austin. Texas’ new campus carry law will cause more harm than good because it can make some people uncomfortable due to the fear of a domestic shooter and the fact that this law goes into effect at universities after the fiftieth anniversary of the shooting at the University of Texas at Austin.
“A California Gun Law Runs Counter to Trend” is an article written by Adam Nagourney and Julie Turkewitz for the New York Times. It analyzes the arguments both for and against the ability for individuals to carry concealed guns on a college campus. The authors never express their direct opinions on the issue or how it can be solved, but instead pull evidence from both arguments. The outcome is a compilation of what is happening politically, due to the rising distress concerning this topic, as well as the implications of these government engagements. These sources provide a wide-ranging argument for both sides of the claim.
On August 1, 2016, senate bill 11 (S.B. 11) was put into effect, which allows for the carrying of concealed handguns on Texas public institution campuses by license to carry a handgun (LTC) holders (Campus Carry UTSA). There has been lots of controversy over this new law, especially since there were 23 shootings on college campuses in 2015 alone. In this essay, I plan to explain the stipulations of this new law and why it is controversial.