Sandy Hook Shooting On December 14, 2012 the most horrific school shooting happened. A young man took the lives of innocent children and adults. No one knew what was ahead of them that Friday morning as they woke up and went on with their daily routine. Adam Lanza took the lives of 26 people. There are clear statements as to why this happened. The poor security, School Shooter video game, mental illness, and pedophilia are all causes to why this could have happened. The poor security in the school at Sandy Hook Elementary School led to a major tragedy. The school’s security failed. A gun man got into the school by the lack of security. The teachers were not properly trained on how to react when an intruder comes into the school. The school’s poor security led to the killing of 26 people. Adam Lanza was mentally ill. The mental illness could have had an effect on why he shot the 26 people. …show more content…
Parents of the victims that were shot made a nonprofit group called “Sandy Hook Promise” that aims to protect children from gun violence. They also made a film called “What They Left Behind.” 13 states have cut mental health funding. Connecticut has adopted some of the most restrictive gun polices in the country. It is meant to keep guns and other weapons out of the hands of mentally ill people. In conclusion, the Sandy Hook shooting was a tragedy that no one ever wants to experience. Adam Lanza should have never been able to get into that school or even have been able to get a hold of guns and that is a problem that is being fixed right now. Sandy Hook is getting a new school with better security and being able to get a gun is harder in the state of Connecticut. Violent video games shouldn’t get into the hands of mentally ill people because the game Lanza played daily was what he exactly did to the innocent and helpless human beings in the school on December 14,
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On December 14, 2012 is the day that the citizens of Newtown, Connecticut experience sorrow And the wrong type of fame. On Dec. 24, 2012 a man named Adam Lanza took the life of his own mother by shooting her in the head and then traveled to a nearby school called “sandy Hook Elementary” and releasing hell on 20 unfortunate children between the age of 5-10 and 6 adults that gave up their lives to protect the young ones. This devastating day had a big impact on all of society, not just the citizens that live in Newtown but in other states and countries. Adam was a young man that terrified kids to go to school, also had an effect on parents accepting they lost of family and friends, and finally the law to have a firearm changed after the board
After the tragic and cold-hearted school killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 children and 6 adult staff members were fatally shot. The number of school shootings within the past few decades has risen dramatically, which is just not acceptable. How can anyone accept the thoughtless cruelty with these young precious lives being treated like they are replaceable?
The crime Adam Lanza committed was mass murder by means of a school shooting. He shot and killed twenty first graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. He killed them all in the same time period and same location. Prior to the shooting at Sandy Hook, he also shot his mother at her home and in the end, he turned the gun on himself and took his own life (Shultz 2013). The shooting at
Adam looked up and saw the source of his agony sit down in a chair across the room. Adam grabbed the gun from his bag and took his aim, and pulled the trigger.¨ School violence is at an all time high. School shootings and other illegal activities are not uncommon in schools. Teachers currently are not armed, and can do very little to protect the students in their classroom. Teachers should be allowed to be armed during school hours, because they can protect their students, keep the school a safe place, and prevent other illegal activities.
The morning of December 14, 2012 would not be a typical one of the inhabitants of Newtown, a small tight-knit town in Fairfield County, Connecticut. At approximately 9:30 AM, shortly after the beginning of the school day, Adam Lanza, a deranged, violent man, armed with a rifle, two hand guns, a shotgun, and a plethora of extra ammunition, forcefully entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and commenced a shooting rampage that would eventually take the lives of twenty innocent first graders, along with six faculty members who heroically sacrificed their lives protecting their students. This heart wrenching tragedy sent a Shockwave throughout America, as people were struggling to determine what they could do to prevent something so horrific from
So with all these kids dying wouldn't you agree that we need better mental health support, so we can prevent all these shootings? I believe that if we had good and strong mental health support services in the USA then tragic events like Columbine H.S. & Sandy Hook would probably never happen. That is why I am supporting for the USA to talk more about how to create more mental health support programs to help prevent gun violence events. Bibliography Works Cited CNN Library "Columbine High School Shootings Fast Facts" CNN.com (Updated April 5, 2017) (Internet) (http://www.CNN.com/2013/09/18/us/columbine-high-school-shootings-fast-facts) Culp-Ressler, Tara "10,000 Kids Are Injured Or Killed By Guns Each Year In The U.S." Pediatrics Think Progress (2014) (Internet) (https://thinkprogress.org/10-000-kids-are-injured-or-killed-by-guns-each-year-in-the-u-s-bfb1e3bf70dc)
Solutions can be made to help the problems with death by guns in the United States, this in term may fix the problems with the second amendment. One solution that may help the situation of the second amendment is the accessibility to certain guns .Many mass shootings include military-style weapons ,such as assault rifles, which are more powerful than normal guns and prove to be highly lethal. In an article by Infobase Learning called "Assault Weapons: Should the government restrict access to assault weapons?" done in 2016 it talks about what happened in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting it states, “...20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children aged 6 and 7, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, before killing himself. Earlier in the day, Lanza had killed his mother, a gun enthusiast, and taken several of her assault weapons, which he used in his rampage.”
Gun Control and Mass Shootings in America 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;
A nonprofit group that attempts to prevent gun violence called “Everytown for Gun Safety,” released a statement about school shootings. The organization claimed that the school shooting at “[Marjory Stoneman Douglas High] is the 18th school shooting in the U.S. in 2018.’” (Cox and Rich). In less than three months, there have been eighteen school shootings. This shows that schools are no longer a safe environment.
Although most of us are not physically involved, our nation itself is highly affected by these incidents. Every school shootings come with a political debate between gun violence and mental health and arguing which side to blame. Whether it is because of guns, mental health, or the school’s security itself something needs to be done to limit these horrid
Lanza was 20 years old and had Asperger’s. Asperger’s, a form of autism, is not believed to have played a major role in what caused Lanza to do the shooting a Sandy Hook. Lauren Elder, a clinical psychologist with Autism Speaks says, “Often, their violent acts are self-injurious and spontaneous, the result of frustrated attempts to communicate and not getting their pain or desires heard or addressed.” (Time). Lauren Elder states that in most cases Asperger’s causes one to hurt themselves.
Many schools in today’s society suffer from shootings at some point while children are attending school. Shootings in schools are not a new occurrence, and America has dealt with multiple shootings in public schools in which the lives of many children and teachers have been undeservingly taken (Elliott 528). Because of school shootings, this leaves our children in danger with no way to protect themselves. Gun violence in schools is an evident problem, and there are several ways to reduce the number of incidents, such as mental health screening for owners of guns, interconnectedness of communities, and more school funding.
School Shootings: How We All Miss the Point... The aftermath of a school shooting is tragic, depressing, and causes hatred for the lives lost and the person who took them. Everyone, especially the media, tries to interpret why the shooter killed their victims, or why they felt the need to end others’ lives and their own. How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings, by Mark Manson, explains what and why these mass shootings happen. He starts by using examples of shootings and the murderer’s past.
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