Hand Guns in the Classroom
Should students and faculty poses concealed weapons for their safety and the safety of others is the debate all across the nation. According to Infoplease.com (6/28/2011) there have been 46 school shootings with fatalities since 1996. The primary debate with Hand Guns in the Classroom is that most think it will do more harm than good. Everyone that walks onto a school campus should have the right to defend themselves if needed.
Imagine yourself going to school on a normal day and the next thing you know you hear gunshots, and then the gunman walks into your classroom. What would you do, what would you think, and you’re asking yourself am I going to survive this. According to NY Times Christine Hausers’ article “Virginia Tech Shooting Leaves 33 Dead” this was real life situation on April/16/2007 at Virginia Tech where 33 were killed and 15 wounded by a fellow student named Seung-Hui Cho. Situations like this can’t be predicted, but we can be proactive instead of reactive by implementing laws that allow faculty and students 21 years of age or older to carry a concealed weapon for protection. "Would you rather just sit there and cower underneath a desk when someone executes you or would you rather have a chance to defend your life?” That's what it really boils down to said Michael Flitcraft in an article “Students want chance to defend themselves”. Written by Kelli Arena on April 14, 2008
1. Laws for purchasing a hand gun and getting a permit to carry.
2. Schools providing training and licenses programs to qualify students and faculty for a situation in which a hand gun is necessary.
3. Making campuses safer places.
I. The ability of acquiring a hand gun and a license to carry one is not a simple task. They aren’t just given to anyone that walks in and wants to buy a gun. You have to be at least 21 years old to buy one and an extensive back ground search is done to make sure...