Students today live their day-to-day lives in constant fear of what seems inevitable. The United States has one of the highests rates of school shootings in the world. Society has become so desensitized to these shootings that they are no longer shocked to hear about another school falling victim to it. Even when students take a stand against gun violence, the only solution offered to them is a proposition to arm teachers. However, bringing more guns into a school will only further deteriorate the situation.
School shootings have been a problem in the recent times. Schools have tried to remedy this problem by adding armed security guards, putting security measures, and putting in metal detectors. The government only way of trying to help is by arming teachers. As effective as it sounds, this idea has many major drawbacks. Arming teacher will prove troublesome because training with guns is time consuming, guns in the hands of a teacher will make students uncomfortable, and teachers with gun does not ensure safety in the time of an emergency.
On the left, they argue that some teachers are “crazy” and there shouldn’t be guns put into their hands, there is also a chance that a student may steal the weapon and go on a rampage. The right looks at it from a criminal’s point of view, if a shooter has to pick between 2 schools to shoot up; one with carrying teachers, and one without any guns, which would they pick? In an article published my Matthew Lynch, he stated that over 80 percent of the prisoners in America are high-school dropouts. There is a major correlation between education and success in this country. Guns were probably used in many of these crimes that resulted in the shooter being put into prison.
Gun Control: an Argument Dating Back to Before 1776 The debate of gun control dates back 100s of years,and many people want to ban guns so that no one can have them. That statement is complete ignorance to what really goes on. The debate has many different viewpoints with some being as radical as banning guns to create a false sense of Utopia. The recent rise of school shootings has set off a spark of gun control debates that make little sense. What if the school shooter was met by a principal at the door who happened to be carrying a 9mm handgun under his suit where 99.9% of students did not even know it was there?
Should teachers and students legally be allowed carry guns? Is it safe to allow teachers and students to carry guns? Will it be safer to give this permission only to the one group? These are difficult questions that create controversial opinions. News show schools, universities and other educational institutions had mostly negative impact of weapons.
This causes a stalemate that does not help our nation 's current situation. Today, the government is not doing enough to prevent school shootings. At the root of the problem is gun regulation in general. These lead to confusion, likely contributing to the increase in school shootings that have occurred. According to the law, one is not allowed to possess a gun if: they are underage (younger than 18 years old), they have been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, they have been convicted of a crime that caused imprisonment for over a year, they have been determined to be a danger to themselves or others, they have been committed to a
The shooting in Parkland, Florida has been the talk in the news, newspaper and in schools. The shooter was mentally ill, and he bought a rifle legally, which should not have been allowed to happen. Many people such as the FBI, the president, the parents of Cruz, and Cruz himself are in the wrong for what happened. There needs to be more precautions so things like the school shootings and massacres can come to an end. Things such as gun laws, more FBI involvement and more security at schools can keep the schools safe because the government can keep stopping bad people from getting through all the “loop holes” and causing harm to innocent people.
Why there Should be Gun Control on College Campuses Student’s Name Institution Affiliation Why there Should be gun Control in College Campuses Introduction The issue of gun control is a hot button as it elicits numerous debates and controversies and splits opinions among citizens. While one faction feels strongly that allowing people to own guns will lead to increased security and safety, there are yet many others who strongly believe that allowing people to own guns is detrimental to national security as it leads to increased aggression and violence. The issue of gun control has been a topic of national debate for quite some time now. Recently, however, there has been a shift of debate from the national space to institutions of higher learning. As we would all like to think, college is a place of intellectual inquiry and not entirely a platform for individuals to hover around carrying concealed weapons.
School Shootings On April 20, 1999 two columbine seniors went to school with guns, knives, and bombs concealed beneath their trench coats and opened fire on their classmates and teachers. In less than an hour the detonated thirty handmade bombs, shot and killed twelve students and a teachers, and injured twenty-three others. Society needs to fix the problem of school shootings. A School shooting is when a shooter enters a school and tries to kill as many people as they want teachers, staff, and students. In the book students in danger it stats that “ out of 7 students reported being victimized approximately 20% reported that they had bullied other students with the same frequency” (Simons 19).
If your child was attending school then your opinions will change real quick. You would be asking the school “Why wasn’t my child more protected?” Schools need to be more prepared for things like this, even if it does cost lots of money. I will not have my life be at risk because we don’t have stronger security, anything can happen. Government is supposed to protect, this is an area that needs immediate attention. How does the killing spree of killing 28 elementary kids get your attention and make you want to open your eyes and think about other kids attending school in the United States.