By Fan Shi
OSWEGO, N.Y.– SUNY Oswego Public Justice Professor Jaclyn Schildkraut, recognized expert on the topic of mass shootings, gave the presentation “We Need To Talk About School Safety” on Nov 7.
“There is not a full law that we can necessary to use to stop it, but what we can do is to guard ourselves and protect our community safer,” Schildkraut said.
Some people have different views on how to guard themselves during this situation.
“I know a couple of my friends back home were shot and killed because of gun violence. Even when I go out, I still carry a pocket knife with me,” Rebecca Velez said.
Student Gianna Perri believes guns can protect her safety. There is still someone like Meghan Harrington who has a mixed opinion on guns.
“I understand why people would like to have guns. I understand people feel safer. But I don’t feel super comfortable around guns,” Schildkraut said, “There are numbers of things that has to be considered when determining whether to allow for concealed carrying in certain places. For instance, if the law enforcement comes in and citizens are engaged with the shooter, law enforcement will not goanna know who the shooter really is.”
Not all license types allow unrestricted concealed carrying. The license must specify whether it is issued to carry on the person or possess on the premises. Not all of these laws apply to the New York city. In New York City, all firearms need to be registered and there is stricter limitation to carry firearms.
For more information on gun laws, visit https://www.nraila.org/gun-laws/.