Concealed Carry Essay

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Concealed Carry

Should schools give concealed-carry permits to manage how many people have side arms on campus?” this has been debating over this subject for a long time now. Concealed carry, or CCW (carrying a concealed weapon), refers to the practice of carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner, either on one's person or in proximity. It is required to have a permit which has been approve by the state. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and not have any criminal offenses that include domestic violence or violence of any kind; alcohol, unlawful narcotics or other drug use; or any offenses involving moral turpitude. Applicants also must not have been found in court to be mentally incompetent. A criminal check background check is necessary, according to the Utah Department of Public Safety.

I have talked to multiple people over the subject this subject and the reoccurring response of the people I talked to was “If people are able to use guns responsibly, then America will be a much safer place for everyone.” This in not only for men but is also for women of all ages. In concealed-carry classes hosted by the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, they say the male-female split has become 50-50. The growth of women CCW shows the desire of these people to be safe in an unsafe world. Even with great policemen serving and protecting us the average deaths in a shooting rampage when stopped by police is 14.3. Compared with the average deaths in a shooting rampage when stopped by civilians is 2.3. This makes perfect sense because the police have to get to the scene and evaluate it. Whereas armed civilians are already at the scene and generally see the situation developing. A trained civilian watching the event cuts the response time to near zero. The saying of when seconds count, the police are only minutes away, are very true and relevant in situations of public shootings.
Our government has been debating the right to have CCW permits and weather guns should be done away with altogether. All you would be doing is taking away the right of a "law abiding citizen" from protecting themselves. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. All people have a RIGHT, some would say an…