Gun safety isn't being taken seriously and more incidents involving an arm are happening. Sheriff Scott Israel stated in the video, “2 folks, people lost their lives at the hospital”, that occurred on February 14, 2018 in the Florida school shooting. Six school shootings have happened in K-12 grade schools, a 15 year old student killed 2 students in Kentucky on January 23 and the day before, in Texas, a 15 year old girl was injured in a school shooting. President Trump isn't doing anything in regards to gun safety. Anyone can easily buy an arm, which can be bought legally or illegally no matter what your health status or age is.
There have been 141 people killed in a mass murder or attempted mass murder at a school since the Columbine Shootings. (Pearle) Sandy Hook Elementary School, Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, and University of Texas at Austin are just a few examples of the tragic events that we are reminded of during debates on gun control. It is foolish to believe that having stricter laws on guns will control the school shooting epidemic. With this argumentative essay, I hope to provide multiple sustainable reasons why harsher laws on guns will not stop mass school shootings. To begin, after the shock of the tragic events, the world begins to analyze the shooter’s mental capacity.
To combat that, many students have taken to a strike from school, protesting the current gun laws; their efforts aim them in the direction of changing the dynamic of the United States. In their home state, the victims of the Marjory shooting reformed the guns laws. The specific manner in which the gun laws were changed can be seen
He was suicidal. Friends convinced him to shoot other people at school. (Transition: To summarize, the main causes of school shootings are easy access to guns, mental instability and trauma.) CONCLUSION I. (Summary statement) The three main causes of school shootings are easily accessible guns, mental instability and
After the Columbine shooting in 1999, schools installed metal detectors and shifted restrooms away from entryways (Chavez, Elassar). It is great that schools are taking action after a terror happens, but metal detectors are not the way to increase school safety. If teachers are able to hold guns, students have to walk through a metal detector everyday, surveillance cameras are watching every move, and police officers are standing at every corner, children are going to think school is a violent place where violence is expected to occur (Warnick, Johnson, Rocha). School will end up to be exactly like prison, creating a harsh environment for students. As source C illustrates, aisle 1 has school supplies like backpacks, notebooks, and markers while aisle 2 has whistles, pepper spray, and tasers.
Over two thirds of American parents are concerned about their children’s safety at school following the Columbine Massacre (Madfis, 2016) and other high-profile school shootings in the US. Are their concerns justified? Having examined a report by (Borum, Cornell, Modzeleski, & Jimerson, 2010) which addresses this question by reviewing a range of empirical evidence, I feel as though it is safe to say that American schools are safe and the publicity of the rare shooting cases creates a grandiose perception of danger and causes unnecessary fear. The report also explains why there is a miscomprehension regarding the occurrence of school shootings and provides insight on how school shootings could be prevented. The first ‘desperate’ measures following the school shootings were to suggest that teachers should have handguns with them
How does the killing spree of killing 28 elementary kids get your attention and make you want to open your eyes and think about other kids attending school in the United States. There have been 18 school shootings in 2 months, and that makes nobody want to stand up and do something about it. I believe if a police officer is stationed inside of the school, they have a chance to prevent the killer from doing more damage. For example, last August a gun discharged in a 5 year olds backpack, to prevent that the kid could have walked through a metal detector and prevented that incident even though nobody was injured. In total there have been 500 school associated violent deaths in the past 20
Truth be told, there is very few ways to prevent an attack on a school. Merriam Webster defines the word Prevent as “to stop something from happening or existing.” This means that the police have to know beforehand if an attack on a school is to be prevented and arrest the attacker before the attack happens. For clarification, the reason I am using the term “an attack” instead of “a shooting” is that an attack can happen at the school that does not involve a gun. School attacks that have not been prevented can only be reacted to.
Now, I can agree with some of the laws the movement is pushing but most of it can easily be debunked. If the nation wants stricter background checks and mental health checks I completely agree with those statements. But, raising the purchasing limit to 21 for a rifle does not help anything, the child who tried to shoot up a Maryland was a seventeen-year-old student and he had a handgun (which is only permitted until the age of 21). What I am saying, is a criminal can easily get their hands on a firearm if they wanted to. But too strict of gun control can lead to great, law abiding citizens without protection of their selves or their families.
Guns Guns Should Not Be Allow In College Campus Guns are particularly dangerous. They are more harmful and deadly than most other methods people try. We should not allow gun on campus because it can lead to reckless behavior, might cause lower enrollment due to safety expectations, it might lead to useless/accidental death, likely to increase in both homicide and suicides, and likely to increase the death of campus police officer. Allowing gun on campus can lead to reckless behavior. For example, when a student get into an argument that lead to a fistfight one of them could bring out a gun to shoot and says it is self-defense that was not.
In the past two year, there has been 161 school or attempted school shootings which averages to nearly one every week. () It seems like every day there is a new article or story on another school shooting and because it is becoming such common news it seems just as if it was another static.(is this a run on?) Shootings are becoming more relevant in our everyday live than ever before and the government is taking no action on changing loose gun control laws in the United States. Now the schools and states are taking matters into their own hands by designing and adopting new programs to increase survival in case of a shooter. Schools are teaching young children to high school how to defend against a shooter and it is not a viable method of dealing with school shootings.
When was it ever a smart idea to broadcast bad situations like it was entertainment? People see horrific situations and the media constantly replays it like it’s supposed to be praised. School shootings shouldn’t be heard of at all and it makes it hard to ignore bad situations when people are jumping to hear about the next bad event. Media coverage of school shootings should not be overly broadcasted because it can cause more problems in the end.
The concept of school shootings alarms just about everybody, even those who are not immediately affected. They spark national and global news as well as debate. They make parents reluctant to send their kids off to class. In any case, they additionally prompt speculations about the individuals who perpetrate these horrendous and saddening crimes. Causing generalizations and myths about the causes for such terrible acts.
Many shootings happen in schools everywhere like the shooting at Sandy Hook, a senseless tragedy for the students and teachers. The shooting happened December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter was a 20-year-old man named Adam Lanza. He killed 20 children and 6 staff members. Another example is the Columbine High School Massacre, a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at the Columbine High School in Columbine.