Gun Control Omar Mateen shook the world on the night of June 12, when he executed one of the worst mass shootings in the History of the United States; leaving 49 dead and 53 injured at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The tragic incident took place three and a half years after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting which is often seen as an important mark in the United State’s effort to reform gun control laws - seeing as how 20 elementary school children were among those fatally shot. According to Gun Violence Archive, there have been 998 mass shootings since then. And those statistics are just mass shootings.
Some of these include Stockton schoolyard shooting, a San Francisco law firm, and Roseburg, Oregon. Stricter gun laws ever first introduced after the Newtown Connecticut shooting. Six more gun control bills were passed after a terrorist attack in San Bernardino that left 14 people dead. Connecticut signed strict gun laws after earlier mentioned Newtown Connecticut shooting. The Newtown shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School where 28 people were killed.
For example, the most recently alarming mass shooting occurred only a month ago in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student waltzed into one of the school buildings with an AR-15, pulled a fire alarm, and aimed his weapon at fleeing students, faculty, and staff, killing 17, and wounding 17 other victims, and has been broadcast across every platform almost nonstop. While this heartbreaking tragedy deserves all of the media attention it’s been receiving, there have been approximately 14 additional mass shootings, where 14 people have been killed, and almost 50 have been injured, with very little to no coverage in the news. Mainstream media absolutely shapes our perceptions of people and events, and by influencing public opinion, the media also directly influences our political atmosphere gun laws. Almost three
As the lives of seventeen students were taken away this valentine's day, in the most recent school shooting at Douglas High School, great controversy has erupted on the topic of gun control in America. Teens and parents across the world, have come together to protest the broken system that has greatly devastated so many families. As the discussion of gun control spreads, many turn to the NRA and political leaders to blame, but are these the people at fault? In the article, America's Unique Gun Violence Problem Explained in 17 Maps and Charts, German lopez writes, “ America has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world.” These statistics explain americas lead in gun ownership well supported by both the NRA and the U.S second amendment.
“Since 1990, there have been 22 shootings at elementary and secondary schools in which two or more people were killed” (Fox). These terrifying statistics plant fear in the hearts of parents and students alike. Children feeling unsafe in school disrupts their education and ability to focus on tasks. As well, there are many loopholes to gun purchasing restrictions in the United States. If a person served 11 months in prison, but not a year, they can still purchase a firearm with no problem.
The way that they are different is because the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is just stating the facts about the way people feel about guns the pros and cons of gun laws and this article has no opinion in it and the article Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates by Emma Gonzalez, adapted by Newsela staff is only showing one side of the story and not the other and her speech is very opinionated towards guns laws and getting read of some guns. In the article Issue Overview: Guns in America by Bloomberg, adapted by Newsela staff is states in paragraph one line one “Every mass shooting in the United States starts a new debate over the right to own guns”. On Famous Speeches: "We call BS," Emma Gonzalez 's speech to gun advocates by Emma Gonzalez, adapted by Newsela staff it states President “Trump tweeted that there were "So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed," and that he was even expelled for bad behavior. Trump said "Neighbors and classmates knew he was a
However, even when a shooting is covered, such as the shooting in Florida, bodies are still covered. People are arguing about gun violence right now, but give it a few months and it will once again be an undiscussed topic. The lives that were lost and the issues surrounding shootings will just be covered up once again and society will move on. The speaker in Sandburg’s poem explains how people and society forgets the lives lost when it’s exclaimed, “What place is this?/ Where are we now?” (lines 8-9).
It included a temporary buyback program for all guns in Australia. Over about 2 months, they had bought back about 650,000 firearms. Now in Australia, there is a specific process to go through to even be considered for owning a gun. Here’s how it goes: 1: Fill out a very long pocket full of many questions. (Usually takes about 4 hours to complete) 2: Go through a background check 3:
For example a teacher, named Randal Davidson (53) shot a gun at Dalton high school in Georgia, critics went on how “Everybody is already tense about the debate around guns in school because of the deadly mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, two weeks ago” This infers that teachers shouldn't have guns. In
For example, “A teacher who is also a reserve police officer trained in firearm use ‘accidentally’ discharged a gun Tuesday at Seaside High School in Monterey County, Calif., during a class devoted to public safety, school officials said in a statement. A male student was reported to have sustained non-life-threatening injuries”. So that is a reason why some people don 't want teachers to have guns in the school. Also parents, just thinking about having ubs in the school would freak them out and some parents would probably try and take their child out of school and protest but it is for the school system own
It states that our nation was in one of the worst spasms of violence with guns alone at colleges. This article also states that over the past few years, almost fifteen states have made it a whole lot easier for teachers, students and even administrators to carry concealed weapons on campus. Starting in August of 2016, Texas Lawmakers are going to make carrying a concealed weapon on campus legal. The main point I get from this article is that everyone thinks that the law enforcement should be the only ones to be able to carry concealed weapons on or around college
After the tragic and cold-hearted school killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 children and 6 adult staff members were fatally shot. The number of school shootings within the past few decades has risen dramatically, which is just not acceptable. How can anyone accept the thoughtless cruelty with these young precious lives being treated like they are replaceable?
There was a case of a 13 year old boy killing a 19 year old because he was acting out a plot he had seen on TV. The real question about this is why did a 13 year old have unsupervised access to a deadly weapon in the first place. Lousy parenting could be largely at blame for many of the incidents like this one. If a child believes it is okay to kill people just because they saw it on TV or in a video game then they haven’t had someone telling them right from wrong while growing up. No matter how much control supporters push for legislation, the NRA single handedly blocks their path and they also represent the views of hunters and sportsman who’s lives revolve around guns.
Recently, shocking dash-cam footage has resurfaced, showing a 17-year-old Laquan McDonald catching 16 shots by a Chicago police officer. The incident took place in 2004, but video has just surfaced on the Internet and in official’s hands. Chicago mayor has received criticism for taking so long to release surveillance video that showed a white Chicago police officer shooting at black teenager 16 times. After the occurrence, they detained a police officer and Garry McCarthy resigned from being Chicago police superintendent. The people continually criticized Emanuel’s supervision of the whole situation.
Concealed Guns Imagine this you're a student at ISU and concealed guns are banned on college campus while you are in class the weird guy in the back pops up and starts shooting people in a few seconds your dead or injured but maybe if guns were allowed on college campus when the first shot went off you or someone else with a concealed gun could have shot the man and probably saved many people's life. Even though this is not a true story this has happened at other colleges around the united states. Well are concealed guns good or bad are they useful or not. People say concealed guns owners are a treat or dangerous. With all these people saying they don't help the community there dangres the owners are a treat.