Concealed Weapon Permits
We will review arguments from both sides to see if people should have weapon permits.
What is a carry permit? Carry permits allow a person who has legally attained the proper training and documents to carry a gun into public places which allow them. There are two types of carry permits, open and concealed. Open carry means that a person can have a gun showing and out of a case in a vehicle or when the weapon is on the body. Concealed carry means that a person has a gun not showing to the public that is in a case in a vehicle or on the body. That wraps up what a carry permit is, next will be why is a carry permit.
Why is carrying a concealed weapon good? Many individuals say if they had a gun they could stop the criminal from hurting or killing many people. Ted Nugent was on Piers Morgan on CNN, and he stated that in areas with more people having guns there is less crime then places were gun laws are more strict and leave people unarmed and unprotected (Youtube). Having a responsible, law-abiding citizen with a gun could potentially save lives of unarmed citizens from a dangerous assailant. After the tragedies at Sandy Hook, Columbine, and other school shootings ideas have been thrown around about arming teachers for the protection of themselves and of the students (Huffington Post.) Since there has been why a carry permit is good, next will by why it can be bad.
Why is carrying a concealed weapon bad? Individuals who are agains carrying often say that having many people with guns is bad. Piers Morgan on Piers Morgan on CNN has said multiple times that if everyone had a gun it would be like the Wild West. Morgan has also said that if everyone had a gun there would be more shootings because mor...
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...itary guns fully automatic. This means that the shooter can hold the trigger for continuous fire. A person with a permit can legally carry any weapon that does not have selective fire and is made for civilians(My Carry Permit.)
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