In the USA, there is an overwhelming number of children are dying every day, influencing a great deal of money that is spent, while the topic of gun control is discussed as a solution for these events. There is a big talk about deciding if creating more gun control laws is the right decision to prevent more events of gun violence. Everyone knows that gun control laws are not a realistic solution because guns don't kill people. Gun control is not the answer to our nation's number of violent shootings; because most of these shootings happen as a result of mental health struggles and also because there is an overwhelming lack of early crisis intervention screening programs as well as a need for better education for caregivers
Since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, there have been over 30 more school shootings resulting in 160 fatalities. The majority of these have been committed by one or more students who walk through the front doors and open fire. These kids have had easy access to guns, some of which were military style assault rifles. The frequency of school shootings since 1999 has risen and is consistently rising. There may be no way to stop them from happening anymore unless we institute stricter gun laws.
Mental illness significantly affects many around the world. In fact, about four-hundred and fifty million people worldwide suffer from one or more of the different known mental illnesses. That is one in every four people. Severe mental health issues such as severe anxiety disorder, antisocial personality disorder, schizophrenia, or sensory perception disorder are illnesses which are common among the people responsible for the numerous mass shootings in America. Many believe the possession of firearms in the hands of the mentally ill are the real cause of mass shootings. I agree with this statement. However, I do not solely blame the criminal for their actions due to their mental illness. Creating stricter gun laws, expanding mental health awareness
at home but they are also being injured in school. “From 1993 through 2009, the percentage of students who were threatened or injured with a weapon fluctuated between 7% and 9%. In 2009, the percentage of male students who reported being threatened or injured in the past year was nearly twice as high as the percentage of female students (10% and 5%, respectively).” (Meadows 129).
In the last 52 years there has been 150 mass shootings in the U.S. In the 50 years before that, their were just 25. In those 52 years 1,077 people were killed. In the year 2017 alone, 112 people were killed. The rise of mass shootings is no longer going unnoticed and many people are fighting for change. This first Major Mass Shooting took place in Austin, Texas on August 1st, 1966. An architectural engineering student named Charles Whitman, took the elevator up to the 27th floor observation deck in the clock tower at the University of Texas. He then proceeded to kill 13 people and wound 31. This introduced America to the Mass shooting. On July 18th, 1984 James Huberty shot up a McDonalds in San
Mass shooting episodes have increased over recent decade and received substantial media coverage during the last year. Multiple schools, clubs, and churches, and public places across the United States have been impacted, resulting in the deaths of innocent people.
There are two types of mass murderers, organized and disorganized. An example of an organized mass murderer is Eric Harris and his friend Dylan Klebold. They killed thirteen people and wounded more than twenty others at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 (“Eric Harris”). In the biography of Harris, they called him a psycho, which falls under the subcategory of an organized murderer known as a disciple killer. Disciple killers are known to follow commands or fall under a ‘spell’ of their leader. For example, in Mexico, there are drug dealers that send people to kill their enemies. Harris and his friend were carefully planning the attack for a while, which places them under the organized category also known as pseudo commandos. There are
Joseph Joubert once said that “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” If I were to create a Flash Seminar, I would aim the discussion towards understanding, which then can lead to progress in the world. Specifically, understanding about gun violence and steps that can be taken to reduce the amount of victims from it.
What is the worst thing you ever done? Perhaps it yell at your mom, or maybe steal a candy bar form the the store. How did you feel after the fact? Guilty, or regret? Well unlike normal people, nicholas cruz gets his kicks from killing 17 inconnect students of Stoneman Douglas High School. Even tho this is the most recent mass school shooting in the U.S right now...school shooting have been around forever. Since the columbine shooting there has been over 7 events of a shooter walking on campus and firing their weapons. Why are these happening at the rate that they are. Is it terrorist is? Is it gang violence , or are people just sick? Well the it all of the above.
(Sub-subpoint 1) Traumatized shooters come from dysfunctional families, in contrast with shooters that are psychopathic. The shooters have all faced some sort of physical/sexual abuse and have had at least one parent with a criminal record. (Peter Langman)
Gun violence is an unquestionable issue in America, with the United States ranking as one of the worst with both homicides and suicides using guns. That being said, we outnumber Mexico in gun related deaths and among first-world countries we rank far above others in the number of gun deaths, such as England and Australia. Consequently, we live in one of the only first world countries that does not have extensive gun laws and restrictions to gun access. Aside from the countless homicides and suicides by firearm in this country, one particular issue within this predicament is mass shootings, with the most recent mass shooting occurring on February 14th, 2018 at a high school in Parkland, Florida where 17 people were killed. Although, it may seem like an easy fix to just implement gun control laws into our society to eliminate gun violence, but it is important to note that Americans own nearly half of all firearms globally, which is roughly 325 million guns; when
The United States of America, a great but very flawed nation is one of the highest-ranking countries in the world—which isn’t always a good thing. From its number one rating in areas like defense spending (almost half a trillion dollars in 2015 according to data from the National Priorities Project), to its astronomical and ever rising national debt (which increases $40,000 a second (The Telegraph))—America consistently comes out on top. Although rankings like these are upsetting to hear, the most frustrating is the fact that this country outranks every other nation in the world in guns, mass shootings, and gun violence. So far, there have been nearly 1,600 mass shootings since one of the most horrific shootings in modern history at Sandy
The school environment is one that has been stressed to be a safe and enjoyable place to learn. However, for many individuals, that is not the case. Students around the world have very unique experiences at school, which can unfortunately become abhorrent. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), and average of 96 Americans lose their lives to gun violence each day (Gun Violence by the Numbers). There are several causes of death by gun violence, but one of the causes that have become a growing problem is school shootings. Each school shooter has an individual story and should be treated disparate from the rest, but there are several similar characteristics between many school shooters throughout history.
One of the ways they examine was psychology. People kill for reasons, one of the reasons could be their behavior. Some are triggered by ego, or there own personal personna. Serial killers are the ones that like to kill because they want to feel powerful. “It’s the kid who pulls
“You’re watching television, you’re watching the news; you’re being pumped full of fear… and it’s just a campaign of fear and consumption. That’s what I think it’s all based on is the whole idea that keep everyone afraid and they’ll consume. And that’s really simple.” (Bowling). Mass murders occur throughout the world and affect every race and gender. Individuals have debated for years about what causes a person to commit these crimes. Mental illness, alcohol, drugs, rejection, access to guns, biological factors, violent entertainment, the list goes on and on. The three most talked about are access to guns, mental illness, and violent entertainment. Although access to guns, violent entertainment, and mental illness may play a role in mass shootings,