Film Analysis: The Newtown Massacre

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Newtown Mass murder is defined as four or more murders in the same incident. Newtown – what remains after all is lost?, it is a film based on Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012 in Newton, Connecticut. A director of this movie is Kim A. Snyder. Director and producer Kim A. Snyder is a New York based filmmaker who has worked widely on not-for-profit projects in the film world. Snyder decided to make this film because it is “A breathtaking gut punch. This film is an important historical record, and an important reminder of an event in American history that could have changed everything, that should have changed everything. Newtown is a crucial reminder of that” (Snyder, 2016). Adam Lanza is etched in in the nation’s…show more content…
In a speech of the community of Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama said, “That this job of keeping our children safe, and teaching them well, is something we can only do together, with the help of friends and neighbors, the help of a community, and the help of a nation” (Bulletin, 2012). The proposed solutions for mass shootings in schools are improvement of in school security, availability of psychological assistance controls and stricter firearm control. The current state of in school security staff is poor and close to non-existent. Some schools should have special budget for in school security in order to reduce gun shooting. Residents of Newtown, Connecticut have rejected a budget that included money for extra school security in the wake of the December school shootings, with town leaders suggesting the spending and required tax increases were a hard sell. People should understand that it is significant to save children lives and not saving money. Although many security officers are retired policemen and/or part of the armed services, the majority of security staff in schools is composed of untrained members only expected to act as a deterrent for violent events not as a significant piece to act in the case of an event such as shooting. Most teenagers need psychological assistance like Adam Lanza. At start of…show more content…
The suggestion for gun control laws would be a national law that would add psychological testing to the current background checks. Background checks should be to a someone who want to own a gun and the entire family members.These background checks would be extended to include long guns (rifles and shotguns), which are not included today. Lastly, if people own a gun, they and their weapon would have to be on a national registry. If the gun left the ownership of the original owner for any reason and the registry would have to be notified. If not, the gun would still be the responsibility of the original owner if it was later used in a crime. These stricter measures would allow for gun ownership to be tracked and monitored after purchase. Many people think there should be stricter gun laws put in place to make students and other perpetrators think twice about bringing a gun to school. “I believe in a few simple gun laws. I think we have more than enough on the books,” said Mark Mattioli, whose son James, 6, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In particular, a harsher punishment for juveniles who brings gun to school is something currently under consideration. After the shooting event, “Meanwhile, pressure is building on Connecticut’s elected officials to strengthen the state’s gun-control laws in the wake of the Newtown shootings. A
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