Lives are not something you can get back, once your dead your dead and therefore America need gun control. The lives taken everyday by that act of gun violence are hideous. School shootings are becoming more common today. School shootings are horrible and shouldn’t happen. School shootings would not be happening if there wasn’t a gun involved.
While guns are banned, people will look for anyway they can to use guns, which leads to stealing and more possible deaths or injuries. Guns are important not only for self-defense or sport but to keep our country under control. Everyone wants to be able to defend themselves and the things they love when it comes down to it. If a random stranger breaks into a house in the middle of the night threating the
The story of Ronald Gene Simmons. On the 22nd of December, 1987 the worst mass murder in Arkansas history took place. A man by the name of Ronald Gene Simmons went on a killing spree. He started off by killing his wife, kids, and his three year old granddaughter, but it didn’t stop there. He killed his family and quite a few harmless townspeople because he went insane, because why else would you kill harmless people?
“Assault Weapons” are a key focus for gun control. Advocates for gun control state that these types of weapons should not be attainable by civilians. They feel those types of firearms are too dangerous for the common people. No facts are provided as to why these rifles like the AR-15, which has become a hot topic in the gun control community, are more dangerous than any other firearm. Bump stocks are another point of interest for gun control supporters.
The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It allows American citizens to bear arms. We are talking about this issue because of what happened with the Parkland shooting. To this day, one of the top deadliest shootings that occurred here in the States is when Nikolas Cruz, a 19- year old had access to an AR-15. He managed to kill 17 innocent students and faculty leaving the entire school with a traumatic experience that one will never forget.
Opponents of this argument, however, also fear losing safety. They fear that they will not be able to protect themselves on a daily basis, or in a worse case scenario, protect themselves if the government happened to turn on citizens of the country. They would also argue that people, especially criminals, can still find ways to gain access to guns. Guns should not be banned in the United States due to them being able
Although arming teachers would allow for an immediate response against a terrorist, “Armed staff on-site could respond to a shooter before police”, according to Matthew Santoni, it would be ineffective because of the additional background checks teachers will have to go through to be assigned a gun, and will put the kids at risk of being shot. There are more solutions to this dilemma, and gun control is one of them. By securing the weapons and regulating them, people are less likely to kill someone with said weapon. Australia, for example, took the right steps into regulating gun violence by purchasing weapons from people after a deadly shooting. The United States can do the same thing and protect the lives of
As Pollitt says in The Nation, “… without a gun, it’s difficult to kill and injure a whole crowd of people, no matter how much you’d like to” (484.) Background checks are necessary to keep guns out of the hands of people who will do harm with them. Background checks should not be limited to stores. More should be included as well on the background checks being done. There is no reason they should not also be used in purchasing arsenal.
One L Goh, who shot and killed seven at a small college in California in 2012 was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. James E. Holmes who killed 12 and injured 70 at a movie theatre in Colorado had been seeing a psychiatrist for an unspecified mental illness. Adam Lanza, who is responsible for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that left 27 dead, was untreated for a developmental disorder, anxiety, and OCD. Christopher Harper-Mercer who was armed with six different guns, killed 9 at a college in Oregon, graduated from Switzer Learning Center in California. A school that taught students with learning disabilities and emotional issues.
As we all know citizens in U.S. have the right to possess guns that should be used as one of the self-defending tools. And this is causing a big problem because people are misusing them. Therefore, I believe the guns should be banned in the U.S. It is no exaggeration to say that guns are the key element to cause the instability in the society of U.S. The citizens are possessing guns in U.S. and this is a huge risk for the government and the safety of society itself.
When the bomb went off it ended up killing 168 people and about 16 children in the school nearby. (Abc news) The building was taken down in seconds because they had set it up right next to the pillars so the building would collapse faster. When the bomb went off it destroyed about 300 more buildings!! Days after the explosion McVeigh had been stopped for running a stop light and later figured out that he did the bombing and was sentenced to death. (History.com)McVeigh was turned in that moment when he got stopped.