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Should students and teachers be allowed to carry guns on college campuses for personal protection?

  • Yes, they absolutely should.

    It is interesting that colleges and schools are the most gun-free zones in America, and yet they are the most common targets for mass shootings. I wonder why that is? Because a criminal, who has a weapon and wants to damage, is not going to go to a place where there are people who might be armed, they want to go to a place where they can't easily be stopped, so they can rack up a large body count, so they go to gun-free zones, like maybe a school or a college. If people were made aware that there are students or teachers on campus that might be armed, they would be less likely to go to that school to shoot. And even if they decide to do it, there is a chance that a nearby student would be armed and could stop the killer from doing more damage. Even if it doesn't stop it, a chance to defend yourself and others around you, is better than no chance at all. And for those of you who say that we need to limit the guns in this country, I will say that is impossible, and it's very easy to get a gun illegally in America. Even if guns were banned in America, people would still get them. The best solution to this problem is to let people carry concealed weapons.

  • No They Should Not, Unless.

    I do not believe students and teachers should be allowed to carry guns on college campuses for person protection, unless we set up guidelines for their presence there. I think doing so should require strict regulations, as well as additional classes on security and proper tactics. I think if we allow this without proper precautions it will increase the incidents of shootings on campuses.

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  • Yes they should

    Yes because it could be life or death if someone robs the school or something then allot of people can die but if you have a gun then you can bring down the robber and if a murder come and kills student the student will be able to fight back

  • Yes they should

    Yes because it could be life or death if someone robs the school or something then allot of people can die but if you have a gun then you can bring down the robber and if a murder come and kills student the student will be able to fight back

  • Yes they should

    Yes because it could be life or death if someone robs the school or something then allot of people can die but if you have a gun then you can bring down the robber and if a murder come and kills student the student will be able to fight back

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  • No, guns should not be allowed on college campuses.

    Allowing guns on college campuses would potentially be dangerous. While some people might use them for protection, legalizing them would also make it possible that someone would take on into a class and use it with violent intentions, or that someone might play around with one and accidentally shoot it off. It's better to keep guns out of classrooms altogether.

  • Part three : all done

    Let's think of it like this MOST criminals are not the geniuses of society so if they could and that's a huge if. If they could find a black market (good luck cause most people have no idea how to) how would they afford it. Cause remember guns now are illegal without a license and guns that can do the real damage are just plan illegal. That means there is fewer of them, and economics teach us with a smaller supply comes a much larger demand. Guns prices will rise exponentially to where they would cost more than cars and then some. Which all those criminals needing the guns to get that kind of money all of a sudden, look now they can't afford them. Because without money they can pay the outrages prices of guns, and without guns they can't do the violent crimes to make the money. My last point is one of real world comparison. In Australia prior to 1996 there had been a rising large number of mass shooting very similar to those in America even still today. As a result new strict laws became into effect very similar to what I suggest. Laws that do not outlaw guns, but merely make it not quite so easy to walk in and buy one and it does make killing machine type ones illegal. The chances now of being murdered by a gun in Australia plunged to 0.15 (of one person) per 100,000 people in 2014 from 0.54 per 100,000 people in 1996, a decline of 72 percent, a Reuters analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed. In 1996, Australia had 311 murders, of which 98 were with guns. In 2014, with the population up from about 18 million to 23 million, Australia had 238 murders, of which 35 were with guns. It was the April 28, 1996, shooting deaths by a lone gunman of 35 people in and around a cafe at a historic former prison colony in Tasmania that prompted the government to buy back or confiscate a million firearms and make it harder to buy new ones. THE COUNTRY HAS HAD NO MASS SHOOTINGS SINCE. I respect people's rights I really do but I believe the right to live your life far out ways others love of bigger guns to play with. It makes no sense to leave weapons on the streets that have no purpose other than to hurt as many people as they can. All I ask is how many kids have to die before people realize this and can put that before for themselves and their oh so important firearms.

  • Part two: from before

    Take the 2012 statistics where there was 1.2 million violent crimes, defined as murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Or, put another way, 1.2 million scenarios in which there was potential for someone to kill in self-defense. Of those, 259 justifiable homicides occurred in 2012 with the theft of about 232,000 guns estimated each year, about 172,000 of them during burglaries. That’s a ratio of one justifiable homicide for every 896 guns put in the hands of criminals. Those 259 justifiable homicides also pale compared with, in the same year, 8,342 criminal homicides using guns, 20,666 suicides with guns, and 548 fatal unintentional shootings reported in the FBI’s Supplemental Homicide Report. This leaves us with one of the better ratios we have seen in the last decade of about one justifiable killing for every 32 murders, suicides or accidental deaths. Sounds like you gun owners are really doing great out there. Let's stop with the stats and just use common sense for a minute then. Whenever a horrible crime happens who is it that stops them or goes in to solve the crises? Is it Mr. Joe from down the road with his m-16 and hand gun? Or is it the brave talented men and woman that are trained in all manors of hostages rescue or armed engagement. That answer should be clear since I don't hear too many stories of the local butcher stopping armed robberies with his side arm. Now I know you can find single occurrences where it made sense for one individual to have a gun to save someone. That's not the issue it's that the numbers don't work when letting all those guns out there to save that one person will cost the lives of dozens more just to maybe have the possibility for average joe to try not to screw it up and accidental get everyone kill with his untrained shooting. All I know is that I want professionals trying to save my family not trigger happy wannabies with a hero complex. Finally go ahead say it gun lovers the criminals will just get the guns still so why should we give them up. That's complete B.S. As far as I'm concerned.

  • Not the real problem: part one

    This is downright ridiculous. People are getting lost in the details of problem instead of the actual root of the issue. Guns in general and who is allowed to possess them are where 99% of the problem lies. There is no reason anyone has to own the leave of firearms they do. Besides small caliber hand guns and bolt action rifles ( for hunting and sport use only), all other guns should be made illegal except for police and armed forces. Now okay I know that seems radical but you have to look at the facts and stop seeing this as a child with your favorite toy. I don't believe guns should be illegal they are fine for both hunting and sport but the proper licensing needs to be required. It is too easy for people with bad intentions to get their hands on a fire arm and ones that can do real damage. Why is it any normal person needs high power sniping capabilities or even more preposterous is why on earth would a normal person ever need automatic fire power. The answer is they don't. These are what needs to be made illegal for everyday people. Now I'm sure gun lovers have a million ways to argue this from it's our right, for protection, and bad guys are still going to get them from "the black market". What these are is crazy statements with no factual basis. First off read the constitution it says the right for militia to be armed to ensure the freedom of the state. And even if it meant that all should be entitled to guns the issues is that the guns of that time compared to now is a laughing joke. Back then you could not have a few men kill dozens with a single firearm where now a day's one man can kill tens if not hundreds with a relatively low number of weapons and man power. As a result we must readdress the 2nd amendment with that in mind. Next argument is the protection. One I'm sure gun lovers can't wait using to argue my last point and others. The problem is what are they protecting. Most gun related incidents that occur in assaults and invasion occur with the victims own gun.

  • Not the real problem: part one

    This is downright ridiculous. People are getting lost in the details of problem instead of the actual root of the issue. Guns in general and who is allowed to possess them are where 99% of the problem lies. There is no reason anyone has to own the leave of firearms they do. Besides small caliber hand guns and bolt action rifles ( for hunting and sport use only), all other guns should be made illegal except for police and armed forces. Now okay I know that seems radical but you have to look at the facts and stop seeing this as a child with your favorite toy. I don't believe guns should be illegal they are fine for both hunting and sport but the proper licensing needs to be required. It is too easy for people with bad intentions to get their hands on a fire arm and ones that can do real damage. Why is it any normal person needs high power sniping capabilities or even more preposterous is why on earth would a normal person ever need automatic fire power. The answer is they don't. These are what needs to be made illegal for everyday people. Now I'm sure gun lovers have a million ways to argue this from it's our right, for protection, and bad guys are still going to get them from "the black market". What these are is crazy statements with no factual basis. First off read the constitution it says the right for militia to be armed to ensure the freedom of the state. And even if it meant that all should be entitled to guns the issues is that the guns of that time compared to now is a laughing joke. Back then you could not have a few men kill dozens with a single firearm where now a day's one man can kill tens if not hundreds with a relatively low number of weapons and man power. As a result we must readdress the 2nd amendment with that in mind. Next argument is the protection. One I'm sure gun lovers can't wait using to argue my last point and others. The problem is what are they protecting. Most gun related incidents that occur in assaults and invasion occur with the victims own gun.

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  • This all has to do with responsibility

    College students are not responsible enough to carry guns on campus and this is coming from a 15 yr old girl. Students these days are in gangs, doing drugs, and drinking alcohol. A student with a bad temper, while under the influence of a drug or a alcoholic drink could put another students life in danger.

  • This all has to do with responsibility

    College students are not responsible enough to carry guns on campus and this is coming from a 15 yr old girl. Students these days are in gangs, doing drugs, and drinking alcohol. A student with a bad temper, while under the influence of a drug or a alcoholic drink could put another students life in danger.

  • This all has to do with responsibility

    College students are not responsible enough to carry guns on campus and this is coming from a 15 yr old girl. Students these days are in gangs, doing drugs, and drinking alcohol. A student with a bad temper, while under the influence of a drug or a alcoholic drink could put another students life in danger.


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