Concealed Carry Bills

explanatory Essay
1506 words
1506 words

Walking into your favorite restaurant, you notice multiple people carrying pistols on their hips. One may believe that this is illegal, but every day more states are passing concealed carry bills. Concealed carry is becoming more common in public venues due to the passing of bills in more states. What is concealed carry? Concealed carry is the carrying of a handgun on one’s person with a legal permit allowing them to do so. The handgun must be visible from three points of view. In order to attain a concealed carry permit, an individual must attend one or more classes taught by a certified teacher. Handguns, or pistols, are used more commonly for concealed carry because they are small enough to conceal, and they cannot utilize most powerful cartridges (Ellerman). Concealed carry is used for the sole purpose of self-defense. The amount of CHL’s (Concealed Handgun License) is accumulating. Many states are now passing bills that will allow students, teachers, and employees to be armed on campus in the hope of eliminating mass shootings. Multiple businesses are now allowing customers, and even employees, to carry as well. As states are passing the Campus Concealed Carry bill, more and more citizens are becoming licensed. With the hope of eliminating shootings in schools, students and employees are now permitted to carry in some states. As of now, twelve states have introduced the bill which will allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry on college campuses as well as many private-owned businesses. Idaho, Colorado, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin have successfully passed the Campus Concealed Carry bill. Ohio passed the Concealed Carry Law in 2004(Baus). However, the Ohio Concealed Carry law does not permit c... ... middle of paper ... ...y Signed into Law.” Students for Concealed Carry, 13 March 2014. Web. 1 April 2014. Phillips, Charles D., and Obioma Nwaiwu. “When Concealed Hangun Licensees Break Bad: Criminal Convictions of Concealed Handgun Licensees in Texas.” American Journal of Public Health 103. 1(2013): 86-91. Web. Robinette, Eric. “Edgewood Schools Passes Concealed Carry Policy.” Dayton Daily News 24 July 2013. Web. Schmieg, Mike. “Important Court Ruling in California.” Ohioans for Concealed Carry. Ohioans for Concealed Carry, Inc., 14 February 2014. Web. 1 April 2014. important-court-ruling-in-ca.html Voyles, Ryan. “Businesses must Make Decision on Concealed Carry.” Herald and Review 31 January 2014: Web. Wiseman, Rachel. “Campaign for Right to Carry Concealed Guns on Campuses Gains Tractions.” March 2012: 53-56. Web.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that concealed carry is becoming more common in public venues due to the passing of bills in more states.
  • Explains that as states pass the campus concealed carry bill, more and more citizens are becoming licensed. students and employees are now permitted to carry in some states.
  • Explains that ohio's concealed carry law does not permit campus carry. idaho governor, c.l. "butch" otter recently signed the campus-carry bill into law.
  • Explains that at the university of wisconsin, any faculty member who is carrying a concealed handgun is object to dismissal. texas has proposed the campus concealed carry bill several times.
  • Explains how empty-holster protests have assisted in the passing of campus concealed carry bills.
  • Explains that the process of legalizing a concealed carry bill is quite grueling. lawmakers can surpass the local trial and appeal their case directly to the united states supreme court.
  • Explains that the city council of milton-freewater reviewed the ordinance on probable possession of a deadly weapon while on company property.
  • Explains that lawmakers have granted business owners the privilege to decide whether or not to allow concealed carry in their business. if they are opposed, they must post signs stating so.
  • Explains that some owners worry that an opposition sign could make their business more susceptible to a break-in or robbery, and that future laws may protect the rights of the business owner if he or she allowed concealed carry.
  • Explains that some owners have already taken the liberty to oppose concealed carry in their establishment. the ymca has a day care in the building.
  • Explains that there are some exceptions in the concealed carry laws, such as law enforcement officers carrying concealed weapons, but no one with a chl is permitted to carry in courthouses, government buildings, or inside public transportation facilities or vehicles.
  • Explains that edgewood city is the first southwest ohio school district to legalize concealed carry. employees can carry on school property after attending a specific set of training classes even if they have chl.
  • Explains that the ohio chl law has banned the concealed carry of deadly weapons into their building even if attending a worship service.
  • Explains that recent studies regarding the connection of crime rates in texas with the number of chl’s have concluded that texans without a felony committed more crimes than those with one.
  • Explains that lawmakers are revising the possibility of regulating the rules and regulations of concealed carry laws, which means that individual business owners may not be given the decision on whether or not they will allow consumers to carry in their establishment.
  • Opines that the purpose of concealed carry is to provide a sense of security for citizens. the government will decide whether the united states is psychologically prepared for the carry of deadly weapons.
  • Cites aus, chad d., and diaz, alfred. "anti-self-defense groups using church affiliations to deter legislators from allowing concealed carry in places of worship."
  • Cites web.ellerman, dustin, and steve lamascus. "can you carry in church?" texasfish and game, september 2013.
  • Describes the criminal convictions of concealed handgun licensees in texas in the american journal of public health.
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