I Flew Out Of Istanbul Ataturk Airport Two Essay
717 Words Dec 9th, 2016 3 Pages
Campus Carry and Kappa
It seems like every morning when I wake up, I am met with the news that another senseless act of violence has occurred somewhere in this world. This past June, I flew out of Istanbul Atatürk Airport two weeks before the terrorist attack that killed 42 and wounded 239 people.
This is not the same world I once knew. And as the world changes, so does the world of university students.
On August 1, a controversial Texas campus-carry law allowing concealed guns in university buildings took effect. An ironic date, August 1, 2016, was the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas tower shootings—the first mass shooting on a U.S. college campus.
As of August 1, every public university in the State of Texas was required to allow persons with concealed handgun licenses to carry a handgun both on their grounds and in their buildings, subject to “reasonable rules and regulations.” This law, known as “campus carry,” exists in a similar form in eight states throughout the country: Texas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin. Currently, Arkansas and Tennessee allow faculty members to carry weapons on campus, but not students or the general public.
All 50 U.S. states allow citizens to concealed carry if they meet certain requirements. Currently, there are 18 states that ban carrying a concealed weapon on college campuses: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada,…