Essay on Gun Control Should Not Be Allowed On Campus

1001 Words Apr 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Guns on Campus

The issue being debated claims that gun possession with students and staff on a school campus could either harm or protect innocent people. The debate suggests that either guns should not be allowed on campus at all or there should be limitations on where they would be allowed. There have been some who believe there are instances in different colleges that have had situations that it would have been critical for them to have had a hand gun on them at the time. Amanda Collins argues that because of a state ban on concealed handguns on public college campuses had left her vulnerable to a man who raped her at the University of Nevada at Reno. Ms. Collins said “Had I been carrying that night, there is no doubt in my mind that at some point I would have been able to stop my attack”(National Rifle Association). Ms. Collins also reveals that her assailant also killed a women and raped others after her attack. On the other hand, there are people who argue that if the state will allow guns on the campus with the drunk and drugged-up college students they may act “childish” and use the guns carelessly.

Guns on campus and the crimes that are less likely to occur on campus are slim but the information or statistics is really outdated. In 2001 sure the campuses would have been gun safe and the violent rates weren 't as high, but since the the year is 2016, the rates would be different. This source is really one direction in the not wanting gun on their campuses…

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