Graduate Student Instructor at the University of California at Berkeley
Con to the question "Should Adults Have the Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun?"
"You don't need to be a staunch anti-gun advocate to see why letting people carry guns in banks, churches, university dormitories, and the state Capitol is a fundamentally bad idea. While granting citizens the means to protect themselves, it also gives criminals the means to commit crimes. Concealed-carry extends more rights to crooks and felons, guaranteeing that some weapons will fall into the wrong hands, making law-enforcement a virtual nightmare...
Police, more than anybody, would know how the presence of a handgun endangers all parties, including the gun's owner—for 12 percent of law enforcement officers killed by firearms are shot to death with their own service weapon. Guns quickly escalate a situation, and bringing one into the fold—imagine a drunken brawl or back alley mugging—only stands to make things much, much worse. You go from losing your wallet to losing your life; you go from enduring a black eye or a bloody nose to suffering from a gunshot wound.”
"Concealed-carry Law Threatens Order," Badger Herald, Oct. 19, 2005