Adam Lanza Research Paper

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It was a sad morning on Friday, December 14, 2012. Adam Lanza, came into The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in a shooting rampage. According to “Sandy Hook Elementary shooting leaves 28 dead, law enforcements say,” an article by Steve Vogel, Sari Horwitz, and David Fahrenthold, Adam Lanza came into the school and shot six adults along with twenty other children. Before the shoot Lanza shot his own mother, then preceding the tragedy, he shot himself. Many activists for gun control are reaching out try to ban guns in America. During the National Rifle Association (NRA) Press Conference on December 21, 2012, Executive Vice President Wayne Lapierre, speaks out against these activists and exclaims “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” After hearing about the tragedy, Lapierre wants every school in America to deploy a protection program to keep its students safe. The NRA faces criticism from all over America, about how they are to blame, but Lapierre puts the blame on video games and violent movies such as, “American Psycho” and “Natural Born Killers.” He questions, “Isn’t fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of pornography?” Lapierre is willing to give training to both students and teachers on the proper precautions…show more content…
Lapierre implies, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” This may be true, but what if neither party had a gun? I’m not saying that all guns in America should be banned, but instead no more of these assault rifles and firearms should be allowed in the average citizen 's hand. All guns sellers should have to provide a background research, psychological test, and a contract of intent on how the buyer will use the product. With these new selling strategies in place Adam Lanza would not have had the chance to commit this horrendous
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