Are Concealed Weapons Good or Bad

Topics: Concealed carry in the United States, Firearm, Gun Control Pages: 4 (1196 words) Published: November 30, 2011
Tim Brown

ENGL 1190-C1611

Are Concealed Weapons Good or Bad

Concealed carry, or CWP (concealed weapon permit), refers to the practice of a citizen carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in proximity. I am for law abiding citizen having the choice of deciding if she/he wants to carry or not carry a concealed weapon for protection for themselves and their families. I have been interested in carrying a concealed weapon ever since I was injured and arrived back home from the Middle East. With me being legally handicapped and not being able to move around like I once was able to, I still have a family I adore. It is my responsibility as a father and one day a husband to make sure my family has a sense of security by helping them feel safe and by keeping them safe. Being that I am a United States Citizen, there is a document (Constitution) that was drawn up a while back that gives me the right along with every other law abiding citizen to carrying or not carry a concealed weapon. I will use information from the activist group NRA (Nation Rifle Association) and my own personal experience to help me explain why its’ a good thing that as U.S. law abiding citizens it’s good to be able to carry a concealed weapon. I will also go into why the groups and some citizens believe being able to carry a concealed weapon is not good for our citizens or society. Based on the fact that every night we sit and watch the evening news they are reporting on at least two violent crimes. One of those violent crimes is always committed against someone who wasn’t bothering anyone. The second of the two violent crimes are committed against the elderly or children. With these types of violent crimes going on in neighborhoods and cities across America more and more people are feeling unsafe. To add to that unsafe feeling we all

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