Should students be allowed to carry firearms on campus, at schools?
Due to the increasing number of school shootings, a controversial new topic is the issue of whether or not students should be able to arm themselves on campus as a source of personal protection.
This week, Texas began preparing a measure that will allow college/university students and professors the right to bring guns to school, assuming that they are concealed and have the proper permit. Texas’ decision is part of a larger national campaign that could allow students across the nation the same right in the future. Utah has already enforced a similar measure and colleges in Colorado have the option of granting their students the same right.
Supporters of the legislation believe that giving students or professors the ability to carry a concealed weapon on campus will successfully allow them to protect both themselves and others in a mass shooting scenario such as what happened at Columbine High School and Virgina Tech. Ideally, it would eliminate school shootings altogether.
Concealed Weapons On Campus: The Concept Of Armed Students (Supporter Video)
However, opponents argue that concealed weapons would incidentally increase opportunities for a dangerous environment, as University of Texas President William Powers added that the mix of “students, guns and campus parties is too volatile”.
What do you think? Would students with concealed weapons on campus prevent mass shootings or does the legislation do more harm than good? If passed at the collegiate level, do high school students/teachers deserve the same right?
AndrewOutdoorlover on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm
VERY well said eyetym1
Soldier_of_none20 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm
look at it like this
you know a kid may be packing are u still going to be as tempted to insult him or trip him??
eyetym1 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 4:38 pm
You people are retarded.
Hypothetically, let’s say everyone brought a gun to school.
Some deranged maniac (i.e. Columbine, VT) brings a gun to school (legally or illegally – it’s easy for someone to get a gun) and opens fire. They hit one person, and then twenty students pull out their guns and end the rampage right there.
Result? One person is hurt, assuming the maniac even got THAT far.
Now, there are no students who have guns at school, except the deranged idiot. He bought one from the pawn shop with intent to kill, but is he going to stop because “guns aren’t allowed on campus?” Nope, he doesn’t give a ****. He walks in and kills thirty people because nobody can defend themselves.
Hypothetically, which situation sounds more logical?
P.S. The gun in this article is the same one I have.
Patriot824 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 4:22 pm
I do not think this question should even be considered… NO…
mistle123 on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm
…..D: If someone already has a gun in their backpack and someone pisses them off then there could be a shooting. What kind of dumb ass asks this question?
ka0sc0de on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm
If someone is going to go to a school to shoot someone, do you REALLY think they’re going to go out and get a permit just in case someone stops the and asks about it? This really isn’t that big of a deal. People are so afraid of guns but I’ve never seen a gun get up and shoot someone of its own accord. People shoot other people with guns. And the people who would shoot someone for a reason other than self defense wouldn’t bother getting the proper permits to carry that weapon before they shoot them.
Tanore on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 3:05 pm
Why is everyone so dumb? If I was going to pick a school to shoot up I would pick one where no one else had guns. No one would be able to stop me.
Now, give other students guns and I’d be shot before I could fulfil what would have been an unhindered damage potential.
Because students have guns doesn’t mean that everyone is going to shoot everyone, that is dumb. We are talking universities, not high schools.
Cuddlefish- on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm
But on the plus side if we implement this at every school at every level down to preschool in every country in the world at least we’ll have solved the overpopulation problem.
ayyKATTx on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm
that’s making the problem worse.
SeashellsBlue on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm
America is so stupid. I need to move. What sense does this make really?