Worried About Safety on Campus - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Valley And State

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Worried About Safety on Campus

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Friday, June 3, 2011 11:45 am

As an incoming college freshman this fall, one of my major concerns is safety on campus. When I first realized that legislation is being considered to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, I became troubled about the effect on my college experience. Those who advocate more lax gun laws do so because they feel it increases security, but how will having so few restrictions do more good than harm? The requirements to get a permit, listed on the Arizona Department of Public Safety website, include a safety training program and no record of a felony offense, among other points. These conditions hardly seem excessive in order to wield something with so much potential for damage. The Second Amendment states that the people have the right to bear arms, but the Constitution was written in order to be flexible with changing times. With the necessity of a permit, people could still hold firearms, but only those who have proven their responsibility to do so. In the wake of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, it seems Arizona is in need of making some changes when it comes to gun control.

 

Justine De Marco, Gilbert

Highland High School senior

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature ...

Creature Feature — Arabian Oryx

Did you know the Phoenix Zoo helped save the Arabian Oryx from extinction? Operation Oryx started...

2016 World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

By Coleton Berry, Special to GetOut On Feb. 13-14, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, dancers from v...