The Issue Of Gun Laws Essay

1189 WordsDec 5, 20165 Pages
Conceal and Carry: Campus Edition Gun laws have been debated for years now in America, and they have been debated for various reasons. Recently, the idea of conceal and carry has been brought over to college campuses and schools around our nation. There are two main sides to this controversial topic, people who are for conceal and carry, and people who are against it. There have been multiple bills proposed in Florida to allow ordinary people to carry guns on campus. This topic has been a hot debate after incidents such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, and even more recently, the Ohio State shooting. Although the “Right to Bear Arms” is an amendment, conceal and carry should not be allowed onto college campuses and schools due to its potential consequences. In 2014, Florida Carry, Inc. sued the University of Florida in order to try and protect students, faculty, and others’ rights to allow firearms and weapons on campus; University of Florida has banned all weapons and firearms on all university property, unless one is a trained official. Florida Carry claimed this ban to be “...illegal and unconstitutional regulation…” (Caranna). Florida Carry later on won a case against the University of North Florida that was similar to the one with UF. “....the First District Court of Appeal ruled that ‘The legislature’s primacy in firearms regulation derives directly from the Florida Constitution... Indeed, the legislature has reserved for itself the whole field of firearms

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