Society today think that just because guns kill a majority of people, if the government bans them, everything in society will be perfect and there won’t be murders or a police officer can always eliminate the danger. These accusations are not true and it’s all based on the place and time. In conclusion, assault weapons should not be banned. Previous bans have not been successful,
In light of the recent school shootings, many parents, students, and other civilians believe the US should impose stricter gun control laws. Many people do not understand the reason for stricter gun laws. Some of the reasons on why we should create and impose stricter gun control laws is because, our students need better learning environments, the laws would be safer for the public, and we have to face the fact that the NRA (National Rifle Association) has too much influence in our government today. The developing children today, the adults of tomorrow, they need healthy and safe place to learn and thrive as students and people. “... merely America’s 18th school shooting this year,” (Text 1, Lines 11-13).
Gun Control is a good thing in many different ways for many people. However, when you have a law abiding citizen who can not purchase a gun because the restrictions are too high then there is a problem. Gun Control was made to keep a person who has something on their record like drunk driving multiple times, armed robbery, or illegal citizen from buying a gun because the government wants to keep everyone safe and does not want to harm anybody. As stated in my research found in a world encyclopedia, “Many people own guns for the protection of their home.” (“Gun 440”). What the article is saying is that if you take away the handgun of a citizen who has done no harm, and when there is a need for the protection of your family and they have no gun then they have nothing else to do but hide and hope the criminal does not find them before the police come.
Mental illness is a true problem with citizens who are not seeking help to treat their mental illness. Mental illness is not something that the shooter should be blaming there actions of shooting the school on. The shooter is just trying to use mental illness to make him not get in too much of trouble for the actions that the shooter did with the school shootings. Shooting at students and staff and using mental illness as another reason you did it is not a good reason. Mental illness is a disease and not a factor you should be blaming a school shooting on.
If background checks, and polygraph test, then we can decrease gun violence. There may also be ways to make guns less dangerous to store. New technology in "smart guns" recognizes the owners ' fingerprints or hand grip or has other features controlled by the owner, so firearms can 't be stolen or accidentally fired by a child. Those guns are not currently mass-produced in the U.S., a recent "60 Minutes" report found, in part because of fears that they might lead to greater gun control. There are accidental deaths that happen everyday where a child accidentally shoots him or herself or someone else.
However, in the book, Gun Violence and Mental Illness, published by the American Psychiatric Association they found, “Overall, mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent 1 percent of all gun homicides each year.” State governments have already imposed bills that restrict any mental health patient to purchase a gun. But with the 33 states that allow for private sellers to sell firearms with no background checks, potentially shows a prominent reason for guns falling into the wrong hands of people. With the continuing disagreement of both sides to the argument, the United States government has only worsened the situation by not putting their differences aside and failing to focus on protecting the future of our
Suicides can be avoided if college campuses ban weapons inside. For example, most of the time when weapons are utilized, suicides tend to succeed (Students for Gun-Free Schools 635). Specifically, suicide attempts can become fatalities if guns are utilized. If students have weapons inside campuses others can steal them to commit suicide. Suicide attempts could become frequent if college campuses begin to allow weapons
The reasons for mass shooting is very important. To treat the cause of such violence is absolutely where the focus on how to stop such violence should begin, but protecting American children in the meantime should be the number one priority. No matter what precautions have been taken since 1997, nothing has worked to eliminate or slow the number of school shootings since Pearl High School. Schools Districts should allow trained teachers to carry guns, hire resource officers, purchase bullet proof safety room kits, and purchase door stops to protect the future generation of our country. Lucy Hansen, a special education teacher, states, “I want to protect my students,” Hansen said.
The shootings that have happened in schools throughout America over the past few months has divided Americans on what they need to do as a nation to stop additional shootings from occouring. Many believe that creating new laws on buying weapons by requiring background checks, holding adults liable for the actions of their kids and requiring safety devices on weapons to stop youngsters will stop these massacres in schools from happening, it 's a step in the right direction, however, it 's not good enough nor is it effective enough, America needs well regulated gun laws and the politicians must understand that the laws should be based on facts, not opinions. There are several problems that need to be looked at in order to determine which laws are necessary. According to a recent study, America has the highest amount gun related deaths every year in the world. “Germany, has 371 gun related deaths, France 255, Canada 165, the united kingdom 68, Australia 65, Japan 39 and America, 11,200”.
Like in schools there are police officers with weapons making children and teachers safer than ever, To be able to deal with other threats with guns such as snipers or any dangerous act being caused by a human or animal. people could help by supporting police officers to keep their guns instead of taking them away like some people want and most of the people who wants police officers are criminals, but they don't have a say in it. Although some police officers have use deadly force frequently they. should still have guns by their side. in case of danger to protect us and themselves.