Teachers should be able to possess guns during school hours because the teacher could protect the students, be able to prevent school shootings, and neutralize other threats.
Many schools are considering applying a controversial initiative which is arming teachers because of the fact that school shootings have been happening more often since Columbine. According to the Washington Post ,“...mass public shootings are on the rise, and schools are now viewed as vulnerable targets. One of the deadliest in history claimed 28 lives, including 20 children, after Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012” (Wang). This shooting was the first mass shooting to really make parents consider their children's safety in public schools and have left some wondering what actions can be taken to prevent these shooting Yanan Wang shows the worry in her recent Washington Post article saying, “These
Imagine this you're a student at ISU and concealed guns are banned on college campus while you are in class the weird guy in the back pops up and starts shooting people in a few seconds your dead or injured but maybe if guns were allowed on college campus when the first shot went off you or someone else with a concealed gun could have shot the man and probably saved many people's life. Even though this is not a true story this has happened at other colleges around the united states. Well are concealed guns good or bad are they useful or not. People say concealed guns owners are a treat or dangerous. With all these people saying they don't help the community there dangres the owners are a treat. Well if they were in a mall
In the event of an attack where students and tutors are to defend themselves, they are unlikely to stop the attackers. Unlike trained police officers, students have a lower hit percentage especially when under a terrifying incident of live shootings. This increases the risk of shooting innocent bystanders or other properties. During such high-stress situations, the majority of students will even find it difficult to draw out their weapons to defend themselves against the assailants. This is majorly due to the lack of the much needed experience and training to maintain their composure and ability to make rational judgments on the course of action to take when attacked. The assumption that students respond appropriately to attacks is somehow untrue. This is because, the lack of training will make them shoot unnecessarily or even shoot their colleagues in the process of shootouts. Therefore, it is evident that allowing gun possession in schools and learning institutions will have little impact in improving safety in schools. A good example of such a case is the Virginia Tech Massacre which took place back in 2007.In this incident, a student opened fire killing thirty-two people and wounded seventeen others in the course of the shooting. This sparked the debate as to whether concealed gun possession would help students defend themselves against such a mishap (Webster & Jon, 216). An important thing to note is that majority of such cases are suicidal. Therefore, with or without
In today’s society, it seems every time we turn the news on there is another school shooting. From the shooting at Columbine in 1999, to Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and the most recent shooting at Umpqua Community College less than a month ago, more than 75 people have died in those four shootings alone. School shootings have become a major issue in the United States in the past few years. The argument over if teachers and principals should be able to conceal and carry weapons is of major controversy amongst politicians, school boards, parents, and the general public. Wouldn’t parents want to know their children are protected while at school by teachers carrying concealed weapons?
In recent years, there have been many shootings in education institutions like colleges, high schools or universities, making us have discussions on enforcing gun control. Naturally, there are people who oppose the use of guns on college campuses, but there are also people who agree with the use of guns. It’s unfortunate to hear that Texas will be one of eight states to allow the carrying of concealed weapons on public college campuses, joining Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi among others (Fernandez, Montgomery). There are important reasons why guns should not be allowed on College Campuses.
In 2015, a man named Chris Harper-Mercer shot and killed eight of his fellow classmates, and injured nine others. All throughout his life Mercer had mental and emotional issues, yet in the aftermath of the massacre, people put more blame on the gun than on Mercer himself (Healy and Lovett). In the past few years gun laws have become more strict because people believe they are a danger to society. That, however, is not always true. Despite the idea that firearms create a more violent environment, guns should be allowed on campuses because they themselves are not the issue. Gun-free zones are not necessarily safe, and guns are not the only potential weapon.
Did you know that many schools are wanting to allow guns in school property? Some school systems believe that having weapons will make the school secure. However, many people believe differ. While some people believe that carrying weapons can lead to protection, it has a risk of being dangerous and school personnel should not be allowed to carry weapons. This has been a topic talked about to this day. However, many people think otherwise.
You’re sitting in your classroom working on your math assignment and all of a sudden you hear gunshots. You hear another shot, your ears are ringing and you realize your teacher just shot somebody who wasn’t even the intruder. There are endless reasons as of why a teacher should not carry a pistol on them during school hours. Teachers would no longer be able to have relationships with their students because the students are afraid of them. Teachers can’t focus on teaching their students because they have a pistol on their hip and that’s all they can seem to think about. Teachers shouldn’t carry guns during school hours because if they do this, they can no longer focus on doing their job, create relationships with their students, and when it
The Cask of Amontillado, a historical fiction short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, accommodates many instances of irony. A critical moment containing dramatic irony occurs when Fortunato and Montresor are traveling in the catacombs searching for the cask. As the men make their way towards the Amontillado, Fortunato asks about the Montresor family and has to be reminded of the Montresor family arms. Montresor kindly responds and describes the arms as “a huge human foot d’or” (Poe 3). The character also portrays the family motto, “Nemo me impune lacessit,” (Poe 3) which translates to “No one can attack me without being punished.” The motto gives the reader foresight into the following events as well as refocusing on the prior explanation of
Authors like O. Henry and Guy de Maupassant use the element of surprise in positive and negative ways. Authors surprise their readers using a device called situational irony which makes the story have an unexpected turn of events and surprises the reader. Situational irony is used to create other emotions like pity or humor. For example in “The Ransom of Redchief ” the author uses situational irony to create humor. Another example is in “The Necklace”. Guy de Maupassant utilizes situational irony to create a sense of justice for the reader. By reading these two short stories, it is obvious, the authors create emotion by using situational irony.
“Get Down!” The teacher pushed the helpless little kindergarteners to the cold, hard floor as bullets shatter the window. Two more kids fall to the ground. A man in a black suit enters through what used to be the broken glass as two S.W.A.T. trucks pull into the school parking lot. Blood trickles out of the limp bodies of the dead children. The man's final bullet lands in the teachers chest, before he gets shot down by the S.W.A.T. team. This should not have ever happened. It wouldn’t have if the school had guns.
This movie has created in the year 1955 by Douglas Sirk and has been watched over again many times. It is quite an interesting movie as it has brought out the truth faced by many women at the time. Cary has been used in many parts of the scenes to show the kind of life lived by women in the suburbs. Cary has shown how her life is regulated as compared to the men. There are many objects that Sirk used to depict this. The props, which are mostly mirrors and windows in her room, are used to show this. When she is in her room, she happily welcomes her children to the room. This is however, not the reality as depicted by the mirrors when the children are unaware of it . The cinematography at this point focusses on giving the viewers the divergent
In the United State gun control is a controversial topic that has been an endless debate between Left Wing and Right Wing supporter. This picture represents just that, two sides whose ideologies are fundamental to Gun Right Laws. It is an endless battle that is still being fought to this day, with no oblivious winner. With all of the violence related to gun, you’ll find that both sides have a different outlook on how this tragedy could have been prevented. This is why the argument of gun control is not an easy fix.