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house Bill H.R. 86

Will Guns on Public School Campuses Keep Students Safe?

Argument in favor

Gun free zones prevent law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves, and create vulnerable populations that are targeted by criminals.

Roy's Opinion
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03/30/2015
Contrary to the belief of a particular group of people who claim to be citizens of our country, there are many people who are responsible to cary a weapon and if necessary use it according to established rules and laws. The background checks, training, testing, and licensing
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Nbr1982's Opinion
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04/30/2015
Guns don't kill people. Irresponsible people kill other people and they don't need a gun to do it. Leave our gun rights alone!
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ThomasParker's Opinion
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05/23/2015
All this bill does is give the decision as to whether or not their schools allow legal carry to the local levels, who undoubtedly know more about their communities than the federal level. This is NOT a "YES" vote to allow all guns in all schools.
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Allowing guns into schools will not make them safer. Gun violence in schools won't stop until guns are completely out of the picture.

BraveNewFilms's Opinion
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02/28/2015
Guns are a public health crisis. Having more guns creates more gun deaths.
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vdotkelly's Opinion
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03/25/2015
Violence begets more violence. More guns on campuses means bad guys can LEGALLY carry guns. There is no logic in this.
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AutumnStarlight's Opinion
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05/23/2015
Columbine High had an armed guard. Virginia Tech had its own Police Department. Fort Hood is staffed by no one but armed guards. Despite the presence of guns, each place got hit by a mass shooter at least once (Fort Hood got hit twice.) How could anyone reasonably expect a Kindergarten teacher to be ready for a mass shooter when The US Military got caught with their pants down not once, but twice? Guns don't save lives, people do.
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      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedJanuary 6th, 2015
    Contrary to the belief of a particular group of people who claim to be citizens of our country, there are many people who are responsible to cary a weapon and if necessary use it according to established rules and laws. The background checks, training, testing, and licensing
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    Guns are a public health crisis. Having more guns creates more gun deaths.
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    Guns don't kill people. Irresponsible people kill other people and they don't need a gun to do it. Leave our gun rights alone!
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    Violence begets more violence. More guns on campuses means bad guys can LEGALLY carry guns. There is no logic in this.
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    All this bill does is give the decision as to whether or not their schools allow legal carry to the local levels, who undoubtedly know more about their communities than the federal level. This is NOT a "YES" vote to allow all guns in all schools.
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    Columbine High had an armed guard. Virginia Tech had its own Police Department. Fort Hood is staffed by no one but armed guards. Despite the presence of guns, each place got hit by a mass shooter at least once (Fort Hood got hit twice.) How could anyone reasonably expect a Kindergarten teacher to be ready for a mass shooter when The US Military got caught with their pants down not once, but twice? Guns don't save lives, people do.
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    No! Adding more guns won't solve the problem! That's like adding more fire to try and put out a fire. At least let students have a taser and teach them in disarming takedowns and nonlethal takedowns. There's more than 1 way to stop a school shooter and it won't involve guns. Because let's say this law gets passed, and students can carry guns and the worst happens which is a school shooting, having a student or security officer use a gun will probably lead to unintentional causalities or worse unintentional fatalities. And I hate having this debate because I hate guns but in my opinion, I'm against this.
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    Illegal guns fire the same deadly bullets as legal ones. If a person intends to use a firearm to break the law it is foolish to think that they care wether that firearm is legal or illegal for them to possess in a certain area. Allowing law abiding citizens to carry eliminates the advantage of the firearm to the criminal. However if the criminal is the only person armed they will encounter no formidable resistance. Even a poor marksman can engage 15 targets in 20 seconds. An NO police force can respond that quickly. Hopefully he doesn't have extra ammunition.
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    This is common sense. Something liberals often seam to lack.
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    We don't need guns in school. America faces an epidemic of gun-related violence that puts us in great need of stronger gun safety measures. Death due to gunshot wounds is the second-leading cause of death for young people in the U.S., with a death rate that is nearly 12 times higher than that in other developed countries.
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    Having guns on campus would not deter gunmen with bad intentions. In many mass shootings (e.g. Sandy Hook), the perpetrators took their own lives after the shooting, indicating that they do not care so much for their own lives, and acted violently for the sake of acting violently. Would the knowledge of there being guns on campus really deter them? Doubtful. This measure would only lead to mishaps and more violence.
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    At first glance, I would've have voted no. However, by empowering local governments and its constituents to decide for themselves, I was convinced to vote yes. I believe that each community can have a more robust debate about whether or not this would make sense for their community, instead of the higher reaches of government making a blanket statement and "forcing" each community to adopt this or not to adopt this law.
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    In my school, an armed police officer works there to help maintain safety. I, in addition to many others, feel much safer knowing that an officer of the law is there to protect us should any type of crisis occur.
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    This seems obvious- If a crazy person knows no one can shoot back - they will keep shooting up school zones.. Arm security with guns - that is an obvious deterrent
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    Citizens have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If they are not guaranteed for these to be protected from others trying to take them, then this is not America! Obviously this bill isn't just going to allow everyone to have a gun around a campus/school, but someone with an occupation that requires them to have knowledge and training with a gun. One last thing... Someone who is planning to shoot up a school will do it either way, so having someone protecting them with a gun can prevent it. If not it will be as if someone brings a gun to a fist fight. Gun free zones make it easier for shooters and allow students to be and feel much more vulnerable.
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    Gun free means gun free for those who obey the law and those who took the time and effort to be able to carry a firearm legally
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    I can't imagine how to make a school shooting even more chaotic than by adding more guns to the mix. What could possibly go wrong?
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    Please ! Please, dear God, don't do this. I understand the threat to safety guns cause. I understand people want to protect themselves. However, have you read this law? I can see, already, someone misappropriating this law. A teacher, perhaps, feeling threatened by a student. Violence begets more violence and fear. We have to teach our citizens, our people, to make better decisions. We have to make sure our security is lockdown by continue to test our police and firefighter response times and making sure school security is aware and fit. Guns do not belong in school...I can deal with tasers.
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    Guns in school don't cause shootings. Poor mental health conditions in schools cause shootings. Anyone can carry a gun, but only someone who thinks they are at the end of their rope will use one. Anyone who makes excuses about teenagers not being mentally developed enough to make adult decisions has clearly been living in their parents basement too long. It wasn't too long ago when turning 18 meant you were middle aged. Kids need to be taught honor, responsibility, accountability, and respect. This is the only way to truly have a 'safe' school.
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    Guns in school? Seriously? That is not going to keep my kid safe because they will be unarmed. No guns.....period.
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