Thursday, October 6, 2016

South students protest for concealed carry with empty holsters

College students around the country are wearing empty holsters, which are used for holding specifically with handguns on their school campuses this week.The students are protesting against policies that prohibit guns at school.
DJ Parten is one of the students that are wearing the holster on his waist and, "says people notice the empty holsters and some of the people who are against their cause are giving them weird looks.Then on the opposing side there are some  that are actually interested and want to know more about the group,” DJ  Parten also said. “We actually got someone who wanted to join the group because they saw the empty holster.”
 They are protesting because the current University of South Alabama policy does not allow students to have guns on campus.Students have different opinions on whether or not their peers should be able to carry concealed weapons on their school campus. Such as student Ariel Downs who said, "Yes, I think we should be able to protect ourselves, with assault happening on campus and there’s no way really to protect ourselves.” Then on the opposing side a student named Zachery Steven who said, "In my opinion I don’t think students should carry on campus. It can be considered threatening to some people."
Since these protest have taken place Josh Crownover who is the student Government Association President, says the policy has been talked about before in SGA meetings. The student government doesn't really have much say in the policy, but they can try to help promote the student's voices.

This issue connect back to the Constitution and the amendments that were added on to the Constitution. This article specifically connects to the Second Amendment which states, A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bare Arms, shall not be infringed.

If you were a student attending the university would you carry a holster?
How would you feel if your Second Amendment was being infringed on?

11 comments:

  1. If I was a student attending the university, I wouldn't carry a holster because I don't promote violence in school no matter what the circumstances are. Schools are meant to be safe places for students and teachers to interact, and if guns are allowed at schools, it would only incite more violence. I believe that the Second Amendment should apply more to personal property, but not in a place such as schools, where students must be in an optimal learning environment.

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  2. if i was student attending the universitie,i would not wear a holster.It may be seen as strong protest,however it makes law enforcement jobs a lot harder to interpret who is a threat and who is not.What if a person actually has a gun conealed but they cant indentify them because everyone has a holster?

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  3. If I was a student I wouldn't carry a holster either because all that is doing is creating tense and 'unsafe' campus. This act is promoting violonce. I believe the 2nd amendenment shouldn't effect the school ground and creating a potental unsafe enviroment

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  4. I believe that students don't need to bring weapons to school. There are news of elementary students bringing weapons and killing other students and teachers. I think schools should just have more security guards for safety. If you don't trust the security, then i suggest you should be home schooled.

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  5. I don't think people owning guns necessarily implies more violence, you can look at charts that show otherwise (hyperurl.co/krk63a). However, it is the school's decision on their own property whether they want guns or not - the 2nd amendment applies to the federal government. Personally I feel that the school would just be better off implementing security guards or allowing students to keep mild weapons in their dorms locked up - there's no perfect solution.

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  6. In my opinion, I believe that students shouldn't be able to carry any sorts of weapons to school. By doing so, I would be promoting violence and lack of safety for the school.

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  7. I agree with Ashlee, I do not think students should be allowed to bring weapons to school. Even if the Second Amendment says that we have the right to bear arms, I personally feel that is outdated, and too much of a risk for today's world. Back when that was written, weapons weren't nearly as deadly as they are today.

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  8. If I were a student attending the university I would not carry holster. I think that the guns or any type of weapon should be allowed, as earlier mentioned in the comments I think it promotes violence so they should not be allowed.

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  9. People are not using their common senses here. Yes it is your right to carry arms, but why do it to make people scared of you? Carry a gun when it is appropriate not to flaunt your rights. Police officers are right to stop you, because when you are holding a gun, it is a very serious thing and they want to know your purpose. If you have good purpose with that gun in society, I think it is right to take it away as it makes those around you very uncomfortable

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  10. I agree with adrian, it promotes violence. Therefore there shouldn't be allowed

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  11. I think it is unnecessary to have possession of a holster because you don't really need it at school. You go to school to learn and you shouldn't have the need to use any kind of weapon.

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