Essay on Should Marijuana Be Banned?

826 Words Sep 18th, 2015 4 Pages
On April 16, 2007, there was a shooting on Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Seung-Hui Cho, a student there at Virginia Tech, shot and killed 32 people and wounded many others before taking his own life. Till this day, this shooting is one of worst school shootings that this nation has ever witnessed. Because of the school shootings that have happened, students and families want to legalize students to carry around a gun on campus with a concealed carry permit. They believe that legalizing this will make the students safer, but will it? In my mind, allowing students to carry a weapon on campus is wrong and does not make sense to me. In order to stop a shooting, we will allow every student to carry a weapon? This wouldn’t solve anything at all. Allowing students to have a concealed carry permit will only create more possible violence on college and university campuses, therefore this should not be allowed. The people that are for the right to have concealed handguns on campus argue many good points. They say that permitting guns on campuses would allow students to defend themselves from anything that will harm them, making people think twice before committing a crime on campus, and if guns were allowed on campus then maybe Seung-Hui Cho would have been stopped and then maybe not all those people would have been killed. Giving everyone the right to have a gun on campus will only make a more hostile environment and the students do not want…

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