Concealed Carry On Campus Essay

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Going to college is such an overwhelming time for any student, traditional or non-traditional. You should have a sense of security when you go to school. However, in today’s age, this is not a guarantee due to the unpredictable nature of some individuals. With that being said, sitting next to someone possibly carrying a concealed weapon is not a comforting thought either. While a handgun could end an active shooting situation, the conceal carry permit should be prohibited on college campuses and universities because students lack sufficient training on how to handle and shoot a gun and do not always have a sound mindset making it unsafe for all.
In the first place, the current guidelines for obtaining a "Concealed Carry" lack proper training for the
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A 2007 study at Columbia University by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse concluded that "nearly half of America 's 5.4 million full-time college students abuse drugs or drink alcohol on binges at least once a month” (SFGFS 635). Alcohol has been found to be prevalent in 95% of violence on campus. This fact alone, demonstrates why guns should not be allowed on campus again proving the point that guns, alcohol, and anger do not mix. Dr. Robert D Foss, manager of alcohol studies at HSCR refutes that “Almost everybody misperceives how much college students actually drink. When people are asked to estimate it, they almost always overshoot reality” (SFCC 645). However, a 2002 study by the Harvard School of Public Health assert that “they have found that students who have a firearm at college are more likely to binge drink, drive a motor vehicle after binge drinking, use illegal drugs, vandalize property, and get into trouble with the police” (SFGFS 635). This goes to show that no matter how much a college student drinks adding a gun increases the safety

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