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Gun Control and College Students
Transcript of Gun Control and College Students
Only Licensed Legally-Armed Citizens Would Carry. “Gun-Free Zones” Don’t Work No law will ever affect criminal behavior because criminals, by their very nature, do not follow the law. “Gun-Free” zones are actually “Defense-Free” zones. Killers don’t take time to register their firearms or obtain permits for their murder weapons. The Net Effect is Positive According to crime statistics and inquiries to campus officials, there hasn’t been a single reported instance of shootouts, accidents or heated confrontations resulting from concealed carry on campus. Colorado State University’s crime rate has declined steadily since allowing concealed carry. Allowing concealed carry does not increase risks to a campus population and may even help. Everyone deserves protection Crime rates on college campuses have risen in recent years, and statistics show that, nationwide, there are nine sexual assaults reported on college campuses each day. Furthermore, the low probability of becoming a victim doesn’t help the 47 victims at Virginia Tech, or the 27 victims at Northern Illinois University, or any of the other countless victims of crimes on campuses. Colleges Can’t Protect Students Colleges are open environments with invisible boundaries and little to no secure prevention measures. Text messages are ineffective, police are often thinly-spread across vast campus grounds and cameras will do nothing more than capture footage for the nightly news. cOLLEGES cannot guarantee protection to students or prevention of armed assaults. Concealed Carry on campus should be made legal across the nation because of rising crime rates on campus, perhaps then, we will see an end to college shootings like that of Virginia Tech. Why Students should be able to carry on campus Terms to Remember Who can carry would not be changed, only where those with permits can carry. People can already carry in many places Those with a license for concealed carry undergo a background check, have experience with firearms and actively demonstrate responsibility. 32 dead and 25 injured because no one was able to respond immediately to an illegal perpetrator with an illegal firearm. "Empty Holsters." Students for Concealed Carry on Campus. Dallas Web Designers, 18 Feb. 2011. Web. 1 Apr. 2011. .
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An organization of around 45,000 who are looking to change gun control rules on campus. By Jim Scanlan