Concealed Carry on College Campuses Argumentative Essay by ABCs

Concealed Carry on College Campuses
An address to a congressional district, explaining the speaker's position in favor of the bill allowing concealed carry permits on college campuses.
# 114267 | 1,241 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 04, 2009 in Education (Higher) , Criminology (Public and Crime) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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This paper is an address to a congressional district in Texas, explaining the speaker's decision to vote affirmatively on a bill that would allow concealed carry permits on college campuses. The writer explains why this would contribute to the safety of college students, teachers and others on campus. Since it has been noted that those determined to open fire on a college campus will find a way to do it, the writer suggests that a well-trained citizen with a concealed carry weapon who may be able to shoot to injure and not to kill may be the best deterrent. The writer discusses the arguments brought by the opposition and presents counter-arguments to the opposition's claims that guns will be unsafe and ineffective.

From the Paper:

"I come to this conclusion after realizing that the college campus is an inherently unsafe environment when it comes to shootings, an environment ripe for this kind of tragedy. In fact, because college campuses are often full of green space and include many buildings, it is relatively easy for an emergency to be occurring on one end of campus while the other end of campus is unaware of the tragedy. This situation makes for the possibility that a student or faculty member may inadvertently walk directly into a shooting, creating more casualties."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Paulson, Amanda and Scherer, Ron. "How Safe are College Campuses." The Christian Science Monitor. April 18, 2007. Christian Science Monitor. <>
  • Smalley, Suzanne. "More Guns on Campus?" Newsweek. February 15, 2008. Newsweek. <>
  • "Timeline: Shootings at U.S. College Campuses." National Public Radio. April 16, 2007. National Public Radio. <>.

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