We believe that professors, ROTC cadets, ex-Marines, evening students or anyone who already carries a concealed weapon under existing law is no different on campus than they are off-campus. After all, under current law, armed citizens can carry a concealed weapon into literally thousands of places throughout their state, including movie theaters, restaurants, banks, shopping malls, churches and grocery stores, and have done so responsibly for years. State laws generally require a comprehensive FBI criminal background check, fingerprints, classroom instruction and live-fire certification. Consequently, legally-armed citizens already have training and experience with firearms, and have demonstrated responsibility.
The impossibility of the police preventing endemic crime, or protecting every victim, has become tragically evident over the past quarter century. The issues are illustrated by the ongoing phenomenon of pathological violence against women by p.
Daonna Barnes was forced into hiding with her children because, since making threats is not a crime, police could not arrest her former boyfriend for his threats to kill her. On August 11,he discovered the location of her new apartment, broke in, and shot and stabbed her and her new boyfriend.
Released on bail while awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder, the former boyfriend continues to harass Ms. It's as if [I'll have to wait until he kills me] for anyone to take this seriously Finally convicted of kidnapping and battery against Lisa Bianco, her husband was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment.
On March 4,he took advantage of release on an 8-hour pass to break into her house and beat her to death. On August 27,Maria Navarro called the sheriff's office to report that her former husband was again threatening to kill her, despite a restraining order she had obtained against him.
The dispatcher instructed her, "If he comes over, don't let him in. Navarro's call was part of a perennial overload of 2, or more calls that the sheriff's office receives daily, a spokesman frankly admitted, "Faced with the same situation again, in all probability, the response would be the same.
On February 16,a mere 9 days after she filed for divorce, Lois Lende's husband broke into her home, beat and stabbed her to death, and then shot himself to death. Late last year Anthony "Porky" Young was sentenced to a year in prison for stripping his girlfriend naked and beating her senseless in front of her 4-year-old son.
Despite scores of death threats he has written to her while in prison, the prison authorities will have to release him when his year is up. Literally dozens of such newspaper stories appear each week around the United States.
Even extreme anti-gun advocates must wonder if a society that cannot protect its innocent victims should not leave them free to choose to own a handgun for p.
This advice is mendacious: Rather their function is to deter crime in general by patrol activities and by apprehension after the crime has occurred.
If circumstances permit, the police should and will protect a citizen in distress.
But they are not legally duty bound even to do that nor to provide any direct protection--no matter how urgent a distress call they may receive. A fortiori the police have no duty to, and do not, protect citizens who are under death threat e. District of Columbia in which three rape victims sued the city under the following facts.
Two of the victims were upstairs when they heard the other being attacked by men who had broken in downstairs.
Half an hour having passed and their roommate's screams having ceased, they assumed the police must have arrived in response to their repeated phone calls."Not one person ran away screaming. Not one person made a comment about it," Herman said.
If school officials encounter a stranger exercising his or her rights, it's a matter of education, Makowski said.
"We should not automatically assume that someone with a firearm has evil intent." That's a difficult proposition for Mulheisen and others to accept.
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Gun control (or firearms regulation) is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians..
Most countries have a restrictive firearm guiding policy, with only a few legislations being categorized as permissive. Jurisdictions that regulate access to firearms typically restrict access to only certain categories. Responses to Common Arguments. Return to Arguments – Guns on campus would lead to an escalation in violent crime.
Since the fall semester of , licensed individuals have been allowed to carry concealed handguns on the campuses of Utah’s nine degree-offering public colleges (20 campuses) and one public technical college (10 campuses).
Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted? The United States has guns per people, or about ,, guns, which is the highest total and per capita number in the world. 22% of Americans own one or more guns (35% of men and 12% of women).