Some students have been fighting for their ability/right to carry concealed guns in school (to date is only allowed in one state in all of the US) and they say this is necessitated by the utter inability of law to prevent violence in schools/colleges.
I’d beg to differ at that point and as a parent, that may be the craziest idea anyone can cite as a solution to the gun problem. A gun is a piece of metal which sadly has the ability to take another life, it’s the man who does the killing and not the gun and that being the case is a very very difficult point to explain. All the psychological exams in the world cannot say when and what causes a peaceful loving man to suddenly take a weapon designed to keep the peace and use it to kill somebody else.
Kids with guns are kids with uncontrollable rage and with all the open ends a gun is still a gun and a kid is still a kid (yes even you college students are kids as I was once one).
A school is a place for learning and not for self-defense! Whatever the constitution or law may state, guns all over is an invitation for violence and that’s a fact (what about kids who are related to gangs, should they be given guns too just because they passed a gun concealment training course? Or what about the psychologically unstable kid who seems all normal to everyone who turns nuts at some form of trigger causing violence tendencies to suddenly come alive as with the Virginia Tech incident!)
Originally posted on June 19, 2008 @ 9:14 pm