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Concealed Carry on Campus

By | November 2012
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Work Cited:
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Is the Answer to Bullets Flying More Bullets??

Some would say that more innocent lives would be lost. While this is true it could also save many more lives. Have you ever wondered why police bring a lot of guns to a “shots fired” call? This is due to the fact that they want to take down the gunman as quickly as possible. One gun in the correct location can make the difference. How will the police know that you are not the gunman? Most law abiding citizens would put their gun down when the police showed up, otherwise they wouldn’t know and you could get hurt in the process that is a choice we all have to make.

In conclusion a concealed carry handgun could stop the rape of a student, save a homosexual student from being beaten or even save the life of innocent bystanders during a campus shooting spree. There are many pros and cons to the issue of concealed carry on college campuses, by licensed individuals, in the United States. It is our...

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