Concealed Carry In Schools

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Who would be there if you were getting robbed or even someone shooting at your school? Police would come eventually but what about the time until then? According to At Issue, from the SIRS data base laws vary from state to state concerning concealed carry. But what is concealed carry? Concealed carry is where one has the ability to carry a firearm in the public without getting into trouble. Currently, the concealed carry law is only a state law instead of a federal law. Some states do not allow firearms being on certain properties such as a government building, a church or a school. In other states, private businesses prohibit conceal carry. The pro view believes that “gun-free zones” are safe. The con view is that these safe zones are not …show more content…
Firstly, professors are beginning to quit. For example, Molly Fiske Journalist for LA times shares, a UT professor quit earlier this school year because he was afraid of teaching students carrying guns (Fiske). Thus, the new law would make the professors feel unsafe teaching. Secondly, a Navy SEAL is also against this law. For instance, Fiske reports, a former Navy SEAL does not think the students will be safe having guns on campus. Therefore, by keeping guns off campus will not guarantee safety for students. Thirdly, it also affects the academics. To illustrate, Fiske tells a neuroscience professor Max Snodderly, that it is an “encroachment on academic freedom.” Hence, keeping guns away from school affects not only safety but also academics. For all these reasons, the new Texas gun law is receiving …show more content…
Firstly, gun free zones do not always work. For example, Adam Nagourney shares a leader of students for concealed carry, Ms. Hargoues says “obviously the ‘gun free zones’ didn’t work”. It is not like these signs are going to stop a criminal anyways. Thus, not everybody will follow these signs that are posted in certain places. Secondly, keeping them out of places will make it an easier target for the enemies. For instance, if we are in a gun free zone I cannot protect myself from the ones that do not follow that rule. Therefore, we the people deserve to protect ourselves anywhere and at anytime. Thirdly, there is no need to change the law. To illustrate, Adam Nagourney tells “can you point to one example of any problem they’ve had with the current rules? So why change it?” Hence, there is no need to change the law if there is not a problem with it now. For all these reasons, taking away our guns is not the answer. In summary, this paper explored the pros, cons and my viewpoint on allowing guns on campus. In a world with violence around nearly every corner, our main concern is safety. Whether it is at home, at work, or at school we have to be able to defend ourselves. We need to be prepared for sexual assaults, robbery, school shootings, etc. But we cannot do that if we cannot have our protection wherever we go. So just think and always remember, the proper authorities don’t poof up right there when you need them.

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