Should Guns Be Allowed on College Campus?
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Fall Semester 2009
Doctor Junseob Moon
Date of Submission: December 5, 2009
“Gun control? We need bullet control! I think every bullet should cost $5,000. Because if a bullet cost $5,000, we wouldn’t have any innocent bystanders.” (Rock, 1999) Chris Rock got a big laugh when he expressed his comical stance on the issues with guns. With the heart-wrenching reality of the Virginia Tech massacre, the issue of whether or not guns should be allowed on college campus has returned to the forefront of debates, and this is no longer a …show more content…
The N.R.A.’s political stance on gun control is simple: “The key to reducing gun violence, they say, lies with tougher penalties against criminals who use guns instead of more restrictions on gun owners.” (Jost, 2007, 125) On the N.R.A.’s Headquarters Website, it points out the fact that the N.R.A. was involved in helping arm Britain against a potential invasion against Germany in 1940. The effort resulted in the collection of more than 7,000 firearms from Britain, who had apparently disarmed itself with series of gun control laws set forth between World War II. A major Organization that opposes the views of the N.R.A. is the Brady Campaign.
What is the Brady campaign?
Originally known as the National Council to Control Handguns (NCCH), the mission of the Brady Campaign is simple: “to create an America where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in their communities.” (bradycampaogn.org, 2008) The mission is simple. However, the efforts are unrelenting. In 1974, the NCCH was established by Dr. Mark Borinsky, a victim of gun violence. After the murder of his son in 1975, DuPont executive Nelson “Pete” Shields reties and goes to work for NCCH full-time. In 1986 NCCH, which is now named Handgun Control, Inc., successfully lobbies Congress to ban the sale armor-piercing