Should People Be Allowed to Carry Guns on Campus?
There are no boundaries as to how old the child would be, or how many people they may kill or injure. At Mount Morris Township, Michigan, on February 29th, 2000, there was a 6 year old boy who shot and killed another 6 year old girl at the Buell Elementary School with a .32 caliber pistol.
Advocates for allowing concealed guns to be carried on campus claim armed students and staff will deter any acts of aggression toward the school. The thought is similar to the Founders reasoning for including the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights – a well-armed militia can defend against first attacks. Lawmakers say students fear for their lives and want a way to defend themselves. Congressman John Enns, Oklahoma State House of Representative (Oklahoma House), advocated for guns on campus. He was one of the first Oklahoma lawmakers to publicly request a law and initially requested a study to determine if passing legislation would be a viable option.
It is not students’ job. However, that’s not mean you do not care about your students’ secure, hire more public safety in order to get enough man to control the whole campus is just one wayâ€¦ Try to find another solution like teach our students how to be safe in dangerous situation or build the friendly learning environment to avoid some hard-to-solve disagreements on campus maybe can helps us not to use handgun in daily’s conversation and relationship. The safest policy to limit potential violence is to prohibit students and faculty from keeping handguns on campus and allow trained law enforcement officers to provide for campus security (Louise Gerdes). College is where we “make grades not graves.”
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