Dear future president,
Pulse Orlando Night Club, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Columbine High School, these are all mass shootings that could’ve easily come to an end. These mass shootings all started off with just a few shooters and could have come to an end if just one victim had a concealed carry permit. If laws require background checks and firearm training to receive a permit, then the nation would be much safer and many good things would come from it.
CCW (or Carrying a Concealed Weapon) should only be allowed for the people that pass the laws for obtaining a permit. For example, everybody that wants a permit should require a background check, to make sure that they are not a criminal. Along with the background check, it should be required that you go through at least 48 hours of gun safety training, and shooting practices, to make sure they are trained with the weapon. Teaching people about how weapons work would make people much safer around them, and more protected in life-or-death situations.
According to a poll taken at the Nation’s Gun Show at The Dulles Expo Center on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, approximately 56% of Americans say that they would be safer if more people carried concealed firearms (Nation’s Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center). Also, in a survey taken by Christian Science Monitor in 2012, an overwhelming majority of 91% of the surveyors stated that a special license should be required to carry a concealed weapon (Christian Science Monitor).
If laws require background checks and firearm training to receive a permit, then the nation would be much safer and many good things would come from it. The next time the news turns on and shows a mass shooting happened somewhere around the world, just wonder what would’ve happened if one victim had the ability to fight back.
Ingraham, Christopher. "Most Americans Are Wrong about Whether Concealed Carry Makes Us Safer." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 23 Oct. 2015. Web. 23 Oct. 2016.