Is Homicide Is The Second Leading Cause Death For College Age?

905 Words Nov 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Most people own a gun for their own safety. Yet somehow, the one thing they can rely on for protection and defense, may jeopardize many lives around them. A college campus is very populated which may increase the likelihood of a gun theft, leading it to fall into the wrong hands. Campuses provide security who are always ready and prepared for any danger, meaning it is avoidable for anyone other than them to carry weapons. The right to carry a concealed weapon on a college campus is not only unnecessary but may also result in a situation that can quickly escalate, creating a greater chance of causing more harm than not carrying a concealed weapon. In David Skorton and Glenn Altschuler’s piece, they mentioned that homicide is the second leading cause of death for college-age individuals. The piece as well brought up the Virginia Tech shooting and quoted David Bernett when he said “The current rules guarantee criminals a free shot. Allowing licensed concealed carry would give potential attackers pause and ultimately give innocent victims a fighting chance.” (paragraph 6). Although Bernett makes a good point, his argument is inadequate. Regina G. Lawson, who is the chief of police at Wake Forest University, made a smart remark stating, “When you’re responding to a situation like that, and someone’s in plain clothes with a gun, who’s the bad guy? Who are you going to take out to save the lives of the ten thousand other students you’re trying to protect?” (paragraph 10).…

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