Why We Should Be Allowed To Have Guns On Campus

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On April 16, 2007, there was a shooting on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Seung-Hui Cho, a student there at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded many others before taking his own life. Till this day, this shooting is one of worst school shootings that this nation has ever witnessed. Because of the school shootings that have happened, students and families want to legalize students to carry around a gun on campus with a concealed carry permit. They believe that legalizing this will make the students safer, but will it? In my mind, allowing students to carry a weapon on campus is wrong and does not make sense to me. In order to stop a shooting, we will allow every student to carry a weapon? This wouldn’t solve anything at all. Allowing students to have a concealed carry permit will only create more possible violence on college and university campuses, therefore this should not be allowed. The people that are for the right to have concealed handguns on campus argue many good points. They say that permitting guns on campuses would allow students to defend themselves from anything that will harm them, making people think …show more content…
In the essay written by David Skorton and Glenn Altschuler, “Do We Really Need More Guns On Campus?”, they inform us that cops only hit their target 18% of the time in a gunfight (Skorton and Altshculer). That percentage includes the factors that there are people running for their lives and there is more than one shooter. When people get a gun permit they are required to take a course on how to properly handle their firearm. Therefore a random bystander with a gun is far less likely to hit the other shooter, than a police officer who has had countless hours of

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