Firearm-related suicides and those associated with handguns have as well escalated since 2012 (Rossi 121). The crime rate related to guns is 25 times higher in America compared to other high-income countries. In comparison to cost, gun-related violence costs the taxpayers at least $516 million in hospitalization. Amid this crisis, America can enforce several methods that will restrict the use of guns by malicious people. One of the solutions to this problem is constraining youth from using guns.
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.
Furthermore, concealed handguns will protect people who don’t always rely on police forces for their protection. This means that because of what’s happening in society with the police today, certain adults might not trust the police forces with their life. As a result, they would want to carry their own handgun for their own protection. One reason adults should carry a concealed handgun is so they can protect themselves when no one else can. For example, someone can be walking and suddenly get mugged by a bystander.
People think that guns would keep them safe but more guns aren't the answer. Heather Hagleberg (a teacher) inferred that “I don't want teachers to be armed, I don't know a single teacher that wants that.” I agree with Heather's opinion because more guns won't solve anything, it will cause more violence. Heather also added that “I'd probably quit than carry guns,” This infers that teachers carrying guns is unnecessary. Jessica Blythe (A Citizen) added, “i'd stand in front of my kids and take a bullet”. This is what teaching is about, It's about being committed to their job.Therefore it is obvious that more guns aren't going to solve this
Given that guns can be distracting and dangerous, other solutions have been found that tackle safety inside of schools, not only against shooters. For example, what happens when a student attacks a school with a bomb or drives a van into students. Giving a gun to a teacher cannot solve both these crises. Similar to how some medications help treat a symptom, such as a headache, but they do nothing to cure the disease as a whole. A teacher with a gun solves one symptom, but these solutions work to cure the disease.
Another supposed benefit proposed by supports for guns on campus is potential shooters will be discouraged to attack campuses that permit concealed carry. This might be true but the potential shooter could also feel confident that he can cause more damage with concealed carry holders present. Policemen responding to the situation would have a hard time identifying the shooter if there is more than one person with a gun and students would also not be able to identify the shooter easily. Concealed gun carriers would just make the situation more tense and
Than why should they be tried as adults? The thing is drugs and alcohol can be taken care of at a rehab program. But hurting someone and or someone’s child scars them for life. The rate of murders by kids has indeed been skyrocketing across the country. According to the National Crime “The number of 17 year olds arrested for murder climbed 121%”.
This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers. If they were exposed to drinking earlier in life, where a parent could teach the child to not drink until you can’t walk, it would greatly reduce the amount of deaths and accidents caused by over drinking. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand people underage people visit the emergency room a year due to serious injuries from binge drinking. Of those two-hundred thousand people, over four thousand of them have died from over drinking. In 1984 Ronald Reagan signed the
On average, 12,000 US citizens get murdered through homocides alone yearly. Not only is this number alarming, but the availability of guns in the United States is dangerous as well. When inmates from several prisons were asked where they obtained guns, they had many mixed answers that can be distressing to the safety of citizens. Overall, the survey showed that 56% of inmates paid for their guns (legally or ilegally), 15% claimed that the gun was a gift, 8% had a trade deal for the gun and 5% claimed that they had stolen the gun. Only 8% of America's 124,000 legal gun dealers have sold guns that have participated in crimes.
Many states’ university professors are frightened about carrying the gun. They do not want to hate being afraid of their student, but the professors say that they do not necessarily change their approach to students, but professors are thinking more about what kind of reactions will be given when they give bad results. In the article, Frank J. Donoghue said “I’m in a classroom with just one exit, and I’m at the front. If anyone would walk in with a gun, there’s no way out. It’s on the second floor, so we can’t even jump out the way they did in Columbine.” Therefore, when guns are present on the campus grounds, the fears cause learners and the entire campus community interfere with their day-to-day activities.