No More Guns Essay

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Gun control is an effort to end violent crimes by strengthening laws on the ownership of firearms. According to our Second Amendment, people have the right to “keep and bear arms.” But, the Supreme Court has acknowledged exceptions to the Second Amendment freedoms, and also the fact that no right is absolute. Americans have argued for a long time about laws that would allow professors or students to carry firearms on college campuses. Do gun-control laws on U.S. college campuses reduce violence, or they take weapons from honest citizens while leaving them in the hands of criminals? According to Villahermosa, “allowing guns on campuses will create problems, not solve them.” (“Guns Don’t belong in the Hand of Administrators, Professors, …show more content…
The report concludes that gun possession should be strictly limited, and gun-free policy should be kept in place on all college campuses across our nation. Moreover, recommendation is made for immediate action in an effort to end violence on college campuses.

DATA SECTION First of all, those who own firearms are more likely to become victims of homicide or to commit crimes. Guns are a tool that helps people to kill and injure others. According to Villahermosa, a deputy sheriff, professors, and students should not be allowed to carry guns at schools and colleges. In his opinion, not all students and professors are capable of learning how to shoot well especially, in stressful situations. As a result of not being well trained to use firearms, accidents can happen, and innocent students or simple observers may lose their lives in a real shooting situation. In addition, Darby Dickerson, a member of the American Law Institute, thinks that “the unique characteristics of a university campus make the presence of firearms problematic…” (“Students Should not be Allowed to Carry Guns on College Campuses” para. 3) In contrast, Ted Nugent thinks that our juvenile justice system is superficial, and just as a New York City judge once said, it “turns violent juvenile punks into

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