On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20-year-old resident of Newtown, Connecticut, shot and killed 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. Before going to the elementary, Lanza shot and killed his mother in their home. Once police officers arrived at the school, Lanza shot himself in the head, dying immediately (Jordan 2014). This has been one of the most fatal school shootings in the United States, second only to the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, claiming 33 lives. The incident at Sandy Hook began at 9:35 a.m. and Lanza fired the final bullet to the back of his own head at 9:40 a.m according to the State’s Attorney Report (Sedensky 2013).
In Florida, the School shooting took place on Feb 14 2018. At Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school Nikolas Cruz a 19 year old man, set off fire alarms to get kids to run in the hallways so he could open fire on the students with an AR-15 assault rifle. In addition, Cruz noxiously killed 17 people and injured over a dozen others. To escape, he dropped his weapon and blended in with the crowd of students, although, Cruz was later captured in Coral Springs at 3:41 p.m.(Farber, "Florida School Shooting Timeline"). Since the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook there has been 142 school shootings in America.
A huge question facing gun owners is now, are they willing to give up the firearms they possess to save another human beings life? Gun Control should be put into action to keep school shootings from happening and protecting the children of America. The significant number of school shootings just in 2018 already (18) shows that guns need to be put under control and it needs to happen now. From the book Gun Control, Terry O’Neil “According to FBI statistics, each year around six thousand gun related incidents in our nation 's schools come to the attention of law enforcement officials.” There were over 43,211 students arrested for dealing with guns. We have to get these guns out of kids hands and if we can’t, then make sure they can’t use them.
2 Serial Killers and Ways of Killing Mrs.Stubbs-Mesumbe Business Law 1 Saul Martinez November 28,2016 For my term paper I am doing 2 serial killers that murdered people and even children. Those 2 serial killers are Arthur Shawcross and Ted Bundy. Arthur Shawcross admitted that he murdered 12 female prostitutes in New York. He also sexually assaulted a 10 year old boy and murdered him after luring him into the woods. He then raped and killed an eight year old girl, and was convicted of manslaughter.
On February 14, 2018, a nineteen year old male walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 rifle. The shooter killed 17 students, dropped his gun, and then disguised himself as a student and ran out with them. The shooter was eventually taken into custody. This shooter has done more to separate this country than ISIS ever could have imagined. In the days to come after this shooting, the social media keyboard warriors have gone to war.
In the past year, there have been shooting on college campus. For example, the shooting at Umpqua Community College. Christopher Harper-Mercer was a student at Umpqua. He killed eight students and an assistant professor and injured nine others. This is because the security of the campus was overlooked.
Another mass shooting story is the mass shooting of Columbine High School. According to an article posted by Jennifer Rosenberg on about.com, Columbine High School is located in Littleton, Colorado. This incident took place on April 20th of 1999. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were the two high school aged boys that committed this horrific act. The boys planned to kill hundreds of their peers using guns, knives and bombs.
The event that happened at the end of the last school year still haunts her though. What happened on that fateful day last May was that Valerie’s boyfriend, Nick, brought a gun to school, shot and killed six people, and left many others wounded. The day started out like any other day for Valerie. She woke up, went to school, and met up with Nick before walking in. When they were in the lunchroom, Nick made a beeline for a girl, pulled out his gun, and shot her.
One day, one child, one gun, one school. Now, as saddening as it is to admit, we live in a world where school shootings are a part of everyday life, and there is nothing being done to stop them. As most can recognize, most of the media is more focus on what the President is going to say after the shootings happen, rather than focusing on what we as a nation are going to do to stop these tragic events. There have been a few ideas when it comes to solving this issue, and truthfully, most of these ideas will fall flat on their faces; meanwhile, arming teachers seems to be a possible solution. Arming teachers will deter shooters, secure students fears from outside threats, and in the worst case scenario can stop a school shooter before they can commit mass murder.
many Americans are deciding to change their views on gun laws. Since the surge of schools shootings like Columbine. Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook there has been a conversation about preventing tragedies like this from happening. Should school teachers and faculty be allowed to have guns in school as a form of protection? About 65% of Americans think so.
Hundreds of years later, cases such as these happen all too frequently. In May 21st, 1998, Springfield, Oregon was struck with the news of a school shooting at Thurston High School. 15 year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school.
The debate over gun control has caused a great amount of attention from the media in the past five years. When Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before taking his own life in one of the nation 's most horrific mass shootings. There have been marches and protests, Super Bowl advertisements, emotional and contentious congressional and state hearings and a new, tough gun-control law. This year alone there has been over 11,000 deaths related to gun violence. Along with those deaths there has been a combined 20,000 injuries.
Sandy Hook School Shooting and Its Anniversary There has been multiple tragedies that have shocked America over the years. Many dealing with gun violence including the Columbine Shooting in 1999, the Virginia Tech Shooting in 2007, and the Umpqua Community College School Shooting in 2015. These tragedies we still look back on and remember those that were lost and those that survived. The shooting at Sandy Hook School is the one that recently had an anniversary. Three years ago on a normal Monday morning a man by the name of Adam Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza.
In recent times the topic of gun control has been a more prevalent topic in the United States. It is a controversial issue that has been debated for years. Events such as the shooting in an elementary school in Connecticut and in a Colorado theater at an early morning screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" have persuaded many government officials to support gun control laws. Even with their differences in mind, these mass killers shared one quality with each other and with every other American besides: easy access to deadly weapons. These shootings were a catalyst for an uproar in the demand of stricter gun control laws.
I think random locker searches is a good thing. Because if you bring a gun to school and plan to kill someone that is not the right thing to do. You need to tell a teacher or an adult who you trust. Things you would find is stuff like drugs, guns, alcohol, and steroids if you are a sports player. There was an accident in florida at one of our schools that a 8th grader brought a 1911 stainless steel colt 45 and massacred over 100 staff and students.