On April 20, 1999 students of Columbine High School in Colorado, woke up for a normal day of classes. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were two seniors who had been planning something else for the last few years. At 11:19 a.m. both boys were dressed
He gunned down 20 children and 6 Adults. Adam Lanza had various mental health issues at this time. In Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1st, 2017 Stephen Paddock massacred 58 people and wounding 851 people from his Mandalay Bay Resort Suite. He shot 1100 bullets from the 32nd floor by the end of the shooting. These are some of the deadliest shootings in U.S. history and have changed how people view guns, mental health,
In 1999, Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, walked into Columbine High School with shotguns, automatic weapons, and homemade pipe bombs, and killed 13 people, as well as, wounding 20 others, before killing themselves. Close to13 years after the massacre at Columbine, on December 14, 2012, another major school shooting took place in Newtown, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This time, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into the elementary school and murdered 20 children between the ages of 5 and 10, as well as, 6 adult faculty members, before killing himself. He used a semi-automatic, AR-15 as well.
Everyone wants to know an answer to how people can stop mass shootings and there are many things that can be changed to help stop these senseless killings from happing in the future. Some ways of stopping these mass shootings would be trained and armed citizens, by keeping ammunition in the hands of citizens for their protection and making stricter background checks. It is a proven fact that a citizen armed and trained can be effective in a hostile situation whether it is robbery, home invasion or in a store during an argument. An armed and trained citizen would stop many of the mass shootings that happen; for instance, the night club shooting in Florida that happened in 2016. This was a targeted place by the shooter that he had scoped out
“As of this writing, a Google search for the SPU shooter’s name brings up 409,000 hits—52,000 more than for Jon Meis, the 22-year-old student who selflessly subdued the shooter before he could claim more victims” (Herz). More people chose to follow up on the shooter rather than
Someone bursts through the school, into the cafeteria, the library, an auditorium, or even in a classroom. Every day the threat looms over us. Haunting us with its increasing numbers. We live in fear of a school shooter. And I will not stand for it.
In my opinion, I feel as though this number could be reduced if the number of shootings reported in the news was significantly lower. One of the more recent school shootings at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, was reported by the media on ABC News just 12 short hours after the police showed up to the scene. The Columbine shooting was also reported within a day of it happening. But since the attacks in Littleton were still a shock to most of the nation, the reports by news anchors seemed more considerate and personal. By the time that the UCC shooting occurred this year, I don’t think any American was shocked over hearing about yet another attack at a school campus.
Safety is one of the most basic human needs and mass shooting can put an individual of that society, and society itself in fear for their safety, family and loved ones. When we hear about mass shooting every week or every month it damages the trust we place in our society, law enforcement and people we socialize. Unfortunately, if this continues I 'm afraid we’ll become numb or become preoccupied with surviving on daily basis and in constant fear of what if next mass shooting takes place where I am, or maybe my school or what if my house? This fear in people and increase in mass shooting not only effects society, state, or on national level but it also effects us psychologically.
School shootings and active shooter situations are one of the hottest topics in America right now. There is nothing more tragic than turning on the television or radio and hearing about the deaths of children. The primary argument is that no one can ever seem to agree on what the cause of these events are, and if they can be stopped before they occur. Lately it seems that there are more and more of these events occurring, however some researchers argue that this is not the case (Rocque, M. (2012). Others argue that while the events themselves may not be increasing the high amount of publicity these events get from the mainstream media makes it seem that they are occurring more frequently (Snell, C., Bailey, C., Carona, A., & Mebane, D. (2002).
The shots that were fired were too fast to just be one person because the bolt action rifle that was supposedly used couldn’t fire that fast even professional shooters that we tested couldn't do that and the shots that were fired came out in less than 10 seconds. The text says that there was also a police killing the same day too but the two eyewitness descriptions were