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The argument over the right to bear arms and the requirement in society to control guns has reached the highest point since the incident at Columbine High There has been shock over the mass shootings In the cities there is intense disappointment and sorrow at the mutual killing among teenagers tied to the drug trade In this paper I will discuss opposing views from Douglas Weils Legalizing Concealed Weapons Does Not Make Society Safer viewpoint and from Don B Kates Legalizing Concealed Weapons Make Society Safer viewpoint Douglas Weil is research director at the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and Don B Kates is a criminological policy analyst with the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco Following my syllabus directions I will cite two facts presented by each author I will begin with Douglas Weil On September 10 1997 five men licensed to carry concealed handguns got into a fight outside a Pittsburgh saloon after exchanging hostile looks All of the men fired their weapons and ended up in the hospital Weil 1 he added Earlier this year in Indianapolis two women were unintentionally shot when a concealed handgun fell out of a mans pocket at a crowded Planet Hollywood restaurant Weil 1 Next I will cite two facts presented by Don B Kates On April 3 1984 three Arab terrorists trying to machine gun a Jerusalem crowd killed only one victim before being shot down by Israeli civilians The next day the surviving terrorist said his group had planned to gun down other crowds of shoppers leaving before police could arrive They had not known that Israeli civilians were armed Kates Legalizing 2 On July 18 1984 an unemployed security guard shot 31 unarmed adults and children in a San Sedro California McDonalds before being killed by a police sniper 77 minutes after the tragedy began Kates Legalizing 2 I will mention two more examples cited by Kates On April 6 1994 quoting
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