Students today live their day-to-day lives in constant fear of what seems inevitable. The United States has one of the highests rates of school shootings in the world. Society has become so desensitized to these shootings that they are no longer shocked to hear about another school falling victim to it. Even when students take a stand against gun violence, the only solution offered to them is a proposition to arm teachers. However, bringing more guns into a school will only further deteriorate the situation.
In the past twenty years there has been a dramatic increase in school shootings and the number of victims is getting higher. That is why I believe that teachers should be allowed to carry a gun if they pass a series of tests for safety and they are mentally stable; most of the school shootings could have probably been stopped or limit the number of casualties; some people might not think about doing a school shooting if they know that teachers have guns to. I believe that teachers should be allowed to carry a gun if they can pass a series of safety tests and they are mentally stable. “The number of U.S school shootings in 2015 is at 52, with 30 people killed and 53 others injured. Of the 52 shootings, 21 have been at colleges and universities, 15 at high schools, three at middle schools, and 10 at elementary schools, two at preschools, and one on a school bus.
School shootings are a reoccurring problem in the United States. As of 2018, there have been over 18 school shootings in America (Cuddy). However, this is nothing new to us. Every year they are countless reports of school shootings ending in injury or death. It should be obvious that schools are the safest place for parents to send their children during the day, the sad truth is, it is not.
What if a student grabs a teachers gun? If the students starts shooting, again it’s that one student against a whole group of staff. What if there’s a shooting and teachers don’t know how to shoot? If a teacher chooses to carry a gun, Trump said they will undergo gun training. In my opinion, if teachers are armed, we don’t have to worry about a school shooter coming in as much because there is a very
Several say that it is the solution to the big problem the United States has with school shootings. It may not stop the shooter but it could prevent a massacre. Others believe that teachers having guns is too much. They think that the children need more loving and caring adults in their lives, not more guns. People also believe that any kind of automatic or semi-automatic gun should be banned in the United States.
There have been 18 school shootings across the nation since January 1, 2018, which includes shootings where guns were fired accidentally and no one was injured, according to www.bing.com. This is a major problem because many students, staff, and families are being affected. It is a trend that mental illness is the root cause of the shooter’s actions. This is a small part of the reason; however, I believe there are many other reasons: grandparents are raising children, guns are too accessible, violent video games, social media, news media, and the internet. Mental illness is a true problem with citizens who are not seeking help to treat their mental illness.
These are some reasons that could result in a school shooting if schools limit these factors then it might be a safer place. There are many shootings that happen one example is “ On April 20, 1999 two high school seniors, Eric and Dylan, opened fire of their classmates in Jefferson county killing 25 people.” ( Gerdes 13). This was one of the worst school shootings. The two shooters entered the school with bombs and guns. At this time this shooting was the deadliest shooting with 25 people dead and 22 wounded.
This causes a stalemate that does not help our nation 's current situation. Today, the government is not doing enough to prevent school shootings. At the root of the problem is gun regulation in general. These lead to confusion, likely contributing to the increase in school shootings that have occurred. According to the law, one is not allowed to possess a gun if: they are underage (younger than 18 years old), they have been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, they have been convicted of a crime that caused imprisonment for over a year, they have been determined to be a danger to themselves or others, they have been committed to a
The really great thing is that if the school has staff that are carrying guns, it will hopefully intimidate and discourage shooters so the teachers don't even have to use the guns, making the school a much safer place. Think of the teachers who are injured in school shootings trying to say their students' lives. Whether those students are 5 or 20 it does not matter. Every person deserves the right to protect his or her self. In order to keep teachers in line, maybe do an even deeper background check before hiring them.
In most occasion, someone else knew about the shooters plan to attack 3. The attacker did not make threats their targets prior to the attack 4. There is no good profile for a school shooter suspect 5. Most of the time the shooter does something before the incident to cause other to be concerned or indicate that they need help 6. The attackers do not handle or cope with major losses or personal failure well and many are suicidal 7.