8.4 case study questions 2,3,4
2. It is my belief that any individual who carries a concealed weapon permit should be allowed to leave his/her weapon locked inside their automobile while at work. It’s the individuals constitutional right to carry a firearm, if the State in which he resides has the declaration of law on it’s books. States such as Texas have an open carry hand gun law on it’s books, for example the gun could be carried on the hip or in a shoulder holster. The individual is required to carry a license permit that states they must be at least 21 years of age, have a clean criminal record, passed psychological exam, complete classroom training and pass a shooting test to be able to carry their gun. Therefore, keeping a concealed handgun locked inside of an automobile while the individual is at work should not pose a threat of any kind.
3. In the situation pertaining to the NRA and companies banning guns from their parking lots would take a wrecking ball to the Second Amendment. I’ll have to stand neutral on this episode, because according to the text (page 322) the Second Amendment does not give gun owners a constitutionally protected right to carry their weapons onto someone else’s private property against the wishes of the owner. Although many of the states in the union have laws on their books stating it’s legal for an employer to let an employee bring weapons to work locked in their parked automobiles. Then there are gun control advocates stating that permitting firearms at the work place gives disgruntled employees easy access to a deadly weapon. There’s always going to be a difference of opinion when there are different organizations out there fighting that locked weapons could also be protection against robbers, burglars or carjackers. However, when it comes right down to it, just follow the rules of being a law-abiding citizen. Both sides have good arguments and will continue to pose challenges to the gun control laws.
4. Schools that allow teachers/employees to bring their guns inside the work place, should there be certain circumstances? Yes. For example such as when there at individuals walking into churches, schools, movie theatres and outside concerts taking lives for no other reason than the thrill or the rush. For instance, the Deerfield High School shootings just a few weeks ago or the Parkland Florida High School, Benton, Kentucky School, Ohio School, Birmingham, Alabama and Pennsylvania School shootings just this year alone. If the school security guards were allowed to carry guns maybe fewer children and adults would not have lost their lives on those dreadful days. We are only three months into this year 2018 and there has been reports of at least eight school shootings already in which children/adults were injured or killed. Therefore, I say each individual who carries a weapon should be required to pass a psychological exam, have an annual gun training class yearly and able to protect our children while being educated.