Should Guns Be Allowed on College Campus? Essay

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Should Guns Be Allowed on College Campus? In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For CRJU 1100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Armstrong Atlantic State University Fall Semester 2009 Doctor Junseob Moon Date of Submission: December 5, 2009 Introduction “Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost $5,000. Because if a bullet cost $5,000, we wouldn’t have any innocent bystanders.” (Rock, 1999) Chris Rock got a big laugh when he expressed his comical stance on the issues with guns. With the heart-wrenching reality of the Virginia Tech massacre, the issue of whether or not guns should be allowed on college campus has returned to the forefront of debates, and this is no longer a…show more content…
(Jansing, 2007) Since those horrible days in 1966 and 2007 there have been at least 6 other major shootings at American College Campuses. Among those six, a custodian shot and killed 7 people while injuring 2 at the California State University on July 12, 1976. Also involved in a horrific shooting, Douglas Pennington was a parent of 2 students of Shepherd University. He killed 2 people before committing suicide. Some say this is reason enough to prohibit the use of guns all together, but there is still a voice that rings out heavily across the Nation- nearly 3 million voices, to be literal. That voice is the N.R.A. (Jost, 2007, 126) Who is the N.R.A? The National Rifle Association, or N.R.A., was created in New York City on November 17, 1871. It is widely recognized as America’s primary defender of Second Amendment rights. N.R.A. formed the Legislative Affairs Division in 1934, because of the attacks on the Second Amendment rights. In 1971, the N.R.A. formed the institute for Legislative Action to help man their political defense team against those who opposed the Second Amendment. In addition to working so hard to uphold the Second Amendment, the N.R.A. has been the premier gun sports and firearms education organization in the world. In 1903, the concentration to provide shooting sports among America’s youth began. It has grown today to have more than 1 million participants each year. More than 6,000 people compete annually in the
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