Very few people in a school will react to a school shooting because they are either not prepared or do not have the right mind to do anything about it. October 1st 1997 Vice Principal Joel Myrick prevented Luke Woodham from shooting up a school because he had experience with handguns and was also retired military. If we had more people who kept guns in their car and who knew how to use them “properly” school grounds would be safe if a shooter came wanting to shoot people or worse. Around the US and world people are affected by guns
According to the National Rifle Association, "2.5 million guns are used for the sole purpose of self-defense"(procon.org). So, if gun control is enforced, it will make it more difficult for people to protect themselves. Like stated, it will leave law abiding citizens defenseless, and unable to protect their families when a criminal attacks. This is problematic, people should have the right to defend themselves. Also, when Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association said," That the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ' ' (Smith).
That’s how Stephen Paddock was found with 23 firearms inside of his hotel room, where the shooting came from. The three of these men, all could’ve been suspected to be planning something, but they still got their firearms, because of how poor their background checks were. We can see that the background checks are poorly done, because of all the horrible things Devin did prior to the shooting. Lastly, it is clear that all of their intentions were not to protect themselves, but to hurt others, showing that they were not going to use these guns for self-defense. To begin, unlike a car, you do not need to
“Just in 2018 there has been 18 school shootings, on average per week” (snopes:How many school shootings have taken place so far in 2018). The incidents that have occurred have been a big impact in people 's lives. Yet no one with power has spoken about the problems regarding the recent shooting. See, there are two main sides of gun control, the side that agrees and the side that doesn’t. People who agree believe that no one should be able to own a gun, or that there should simply be stricter gun control laws.
Mr Lapierre, Do you know of the 8 year old who is afraid she will be shot during lock down by a psychopathic student because her shoes light up? Do you know of the 14 year old who got shot because she refused to go to prom with a boy? On average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the U.S. In January 2018 alone there have 28 shootings with varying numbers of killed and injured people. 28.
There is a raging argument in the world that many people are divided about. The argument is gun control, should we ban guns, or is there another way to stop mass shootings? In my research book called “Shooting Back” it talks about how On July 25, 1993, a man named Charl Van Wyk personally experienced the attack on the ST James Massacre. At that time, their area was experiencing danger and fighting so Charl had his gun with him at the church. When a couple of men walked into the church holding guns, no one was sure what was happening, they thought it could have been part of a scene from the play going on, until the men started to fire at the crowd.
In 1968, the gun control act of 1968, passed by Lyndon Johnson, becomes the primary law for firearms, preventing previous criminals, drug users, and mentally ill from owning guns. In 1994, certain types of the ak-47, the tec-9, the MAC-10, and the uzi were banned from retailers for 10 years. (History of gun-control legislation, Washington post) One reason why increased gun control is unnecessary is gun control laws rarely pass. When a group of parents tried to make lawmakers pass a law to ban ‘assault weapons’ and high capacity magazines, the lawmakers completely ignored them. No matter how much people bother the U.S. government, it is highly likely that they will not pass gun laws that prevent access to assault rifles and high
Today there are many ways for people to obtain a gun legally and illegally; it all comes down to how much money you are willing to pay and what laws you are willing to brake. Gun control laws are restricting and banning firearms preventing the citizens of the United States owning and using guns. According to gun control laws today people must have a mental state of an average law-abiding citizen to be able to buy a gun and that is the issue. The definition of an average mental state, is none existent as everyone has a complex mental state that is changing on a regular basis. One of the reasons why nothing has been done is that the support for gun control is like a spectrum.
Dozens of students stand in protest in Florida for their peers who were silenced last week by a shooter who entered their high school and shot more than fifteen students and teachers combined. After the Sandy Hook massacre, you would have thought the legislation would act upon gun control; however, nothing has been done. Thousands of Americans today stand outside the Supreme Court in hopes of stricter gun laws to be activated upon, but what they don’t acknowledge is the fact that stricter gun laws are just the beginning. To suppress this steep hill of school massacres, legislation needs to not only advance in stricter gun laws, but support the mentally unstable, as well. Ironically, the United States is the only country in the world to see so many school massacres every year.