Concealed Carry on College Campuses Persuasive Essay by ABCs

Concealed Carry on College Campuses
A persuasive argument supporting the allowing of concealed weapons on college campuses.
# 114257 | 1,234 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 03, 2009 in Education (Higher) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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The writer reveals the facts that suggest that college campuses are not safe. The writer believes that the preventative measure of allowing concealed carry weapons on campus will provide safety while mainataining the open learning environment. The writer addresses the opposition's argument, but feels that in light of the two recent school shootings, this is the only way to make college campuses truly safe.

From the Paper:

"After reviewing the appropriate evidence, I remain strongly convinced that allowing conceal and carry permits to extend to college campuses would keep college students, teachers, and all those who have a reason to be on campus safe. While the shooters at both Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University were able to carry out their acts of violence unchecked, I agree with the national approximately 12,000 Students for Concealed Carry on Campus members that believe a citizen with adequate training would have an excellent chance of stopping a shooter before he or she could do much damage (Smalley). 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."

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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