Guns part of the solution
The ability to obtain and carry a concealed weapon disturbs my wish that the world is safe.
I choose to believe that there is no reason to carry a gun on a person because that shouldn’t be the first reaction to a “life threatening” situation. I think people should call emergency enforcement if they should come into contact with a problem.
For example, on January 13, 2014 seventy-one year old, former police officer Curtis Reeves shot and killed moviegoer, Chad Oulson for texting during the previews in Florida.
According to ABC, Reeves shot Oulson after repeatedly asking him to turn off his cell phone. The actual situation which caused Oulson’s death was truly childish. Yes, it is rude to text during a movie but this happened before they made the “silence is golden” announcement and while people were still walking into the theater. Even before, Reeves shot Oulson with his concealed weapon, Reeves’ actions were taken overboard.
I am not a fan of allowing people to obtain a concealed weapon with or without a “special” permit. No one should have the option to carry around a weapon for safety. More danger can come out of protecting oneself than if they didn’t have a gun.
Go on a gap year, you won’t regret it
As my senior year comes to an end, the number of adults who inquire about what I’m going to do the coming fall sky rockets. Most are surprised when I tell them that I will not be going to college in the coming fall, despite being accepted into every university I applied to.
Driver’s Ed needs more driving
When turning 15, students all over the state of Colorado are presented with the opportunity to receive their Learner’s Permit as they take their lessons to the road. Before they can drive, they are forced to complete rigorous Driver’s Ed courses that are only partially beneficial.