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.
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. 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
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.
Gun control is an extremely hot topic that has become a serious focal point in the news today in America. Americans are seeing an increase in not only the numbers of shooting incidents that are occurring around the country, they are also seeing an increase in the number of mass shootings that are effecting students, in particular high school students. As a society, Americans have determined that mass shootings in school, which should be a safe haven for students, are not acceptable. One can successfully argue that Americans need to develop a way to stop deadly gun violence. There is an old saying that “guns do not kill people, people kill people’’ which means that shooters need to be stopped.
In recent years there has been a big debate when it comes to the topic of gun safety. This issue isn’t just a problem in the Illinois or the U.S. but in many different places around the world. The main arguments revolve around the best way to reduce the high number of gun violence and accidental injuries caused by guns in the United States. The main issue I will discuss is not just gun safety, but more specifically a better solution to keeping kids more safe from guns. The big question people have the most opinions about is, should kids be taught gun safety at a young age, and will that help reduce the number of injuries and deaths in children due to playing with firearms.
Not only does the school and its students safety benefit from this idea, but teachers benefit from it financially. Trump himself said “...the people that do carry, we give them a bonus.” Now, you may be thinking of several different incidents that could happen with this idea. What if a teacher decides to start shooting their students? That can be avoided if we mentally evaluate the teachers before giving any of them a gun. What if a student grabs a teachers gun?
Equipping teachers with guns, who are little more than civilians, is absurd. This would not help prevent the type of deadly mass shooting we 've been seeing lately. All that would do is increase the possibility of innocent people getting caught in the crossfire. Instead of training for how to use guns teachers should be taught self defense and how to use items around them as weapons. It would also help if every teacher learned self defense and not just a
From this data, you can see there are far too many school shootings occurring in the United States and there is no answer to it. What can we do to decrease the amount of school shootings in the US or even stop the reoccurring tragedies? Why don’t we put armed guards in our schools K-12 and colleges? With armed guards or teachers in our schools, intruders may be too scared, or intimidated to choose whether or not they are going to make an attack on schools. They would know they are in
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.
So they are allowed to carry a gun in school.And guns are going to improve the safety levels because the guns are going to be used as a tool to defend the teachers and the students. (Boyette, CNN) This is why all teachers should have a gun. One to make themselves and the students feel safe. Second to Protect the rom a armed intruder. Which scenario would you want?