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
The policy also banned clothing that advertised alcohol, tobacco or drug products. “Unless it says ‘bring this gun and kill somebody,’ then that I think would fall under the language, but it’s a Second Amendment ‘protect your rights’ [message] and it shows a hunting rifle,” White said. “I can’t imagine anybody believing this particular shirt would be against that policy.” In 2004, a Virginia middle school student settled a similar lawsuit against the Albemarle County School Board after his principal required him to wear his “NRA Sports Shooting Camp” T-shirt inside out. Along with removing the suspension from Marcum’s record, the lawsuit seeks $250,000 in punitive damages and $200,000 in damages for “embarrassment and humiliation, mental distress and for damages related to the indignities visited upon him.” White said he hopes the suit will also force an apology. “I’m not saying my client is innocent, but he’s certainly not guilty of obstructing an officer, he’s not guilty of wearing a shirt that’s against the policy,” White said.
More often than not concealed handguns have a negative effect on society than positive. When the concealed handguns get in the wrong hands it can contribute to an accident. For example, in Helen, Georgia a drunk man sat on the bench attempting to shoot his hand. The bullet went through his hand and struck an old lady who was walking with her family across the street. The shooter who was later identify as Glenn Patrick was charged for involuntary manslaughter and was put in jail for one year along with fines and probation.
Let’s shrink the size of thing from the large city of New York and focus on the small town of Littleton, Colorado 2 years prior to 9/11. The Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999 was a catastrophe of epic proportions, some argue that nothing could have been done, but with the advancements of technology and research on the internet people can see how badly Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were bullied and harassed, people can also learn how if signs like internet posts and obsessions with weapons were taken seriously this horrific event could have been prevented. Historical Context Who you you blame if your child shot someone, would you blame him, maybe yourself, but what if terrible things happened at school that no one took notice to. The two boys, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, fall into this third category. They were bullied endlessly by
Since that event, about 65 people who have committed a school shooting have referenced Columbine as a motive. In addition, there has been over 250 shootings since that fateful day in 1999 (Pearle). To deal with these tragic occurrences, the government has opened the debate on gun laws and regulations. But this debate often leads to officials being unable to make up their minds or whole groups of people being split on their opinion. This causes a stalemate that does not help our nation 's current situation.
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
Many of the victims of shootings demand changes. “Similar laws put guns in the hands of shooters who killed 14 people during an office Christmas party in California in 2015, 49 people in a Florida nightclub in 2016, and 58 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas in 2017,” (Text 1, Lines 34-36). For three consecutive years there has at least been one headlining public mass shooting on innocent civilians. The people wants change, and they want it now. Victims and some of the public want people who buy guns to pass mental evaluations, background checks, and to be a certain age to buy a firearm.
There have been 18 school shootings across the nation since January 1, 2018, which includes shootings where guns were fired accidentally and no one was injured, according to www.bing.com. This is a major problem because many students, staff, and families are being affected. It is a trend that mental illness is the root cause of the shooter’s actions. This is a small part of the reason; however, I believe there are many other reasons: grandparents are raising children, guns are too accessible, violent video games, social media, news media, and the internet. Mental illness is a true problem with citizens who are not seeking help to treat their mental illness.
According to a report by the CDC over 35,000 people were killed by guns in 2015. ( National Vital Statistics Reports) Over the years gun control has been a controversial topic about how to control, restrict, and ban firearms in the United States, this affects several people who fall in the middle of the gun control spectrum. Due to news and media sources who try to make headlines, people think that guns are all bad and that it would be better to get rid of them. In truth, a gun is a deadly weapon that needs little strength and experience to use; when first introduced to war, it became the deadliest weapon ever as anyone could use it. Today there are many ways for people to obtain a gun legally and illegally; it all comes down to how much money
Tragedies like these spark the debate of gun control, should guns be regulated by the government and to what extent? 30,000 American lives are lost each year due to guns, estimated by Barack Obama. 30,000 lives are ended with guns, this doesn’t include the families and friends affected by such occurrences. There has been a rise in the death toll of mass shootings and the frequency of them, the deadliest only occurred last year. In 2018, there have been twenty nine mass shootings alone (Gun Violence Archive).
The law has the most leading homicide with the the murder not in jail. In addition, ¨ A national debate and massive rallies contesting “stand your ground”laws followed the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman last year, and then increased again earlier this year with Zimmerman’s acquitted based on his argument that he shot the 17-year-old in self defense. Critics say such laws are enforced unevenly, and people of color, especially young African Americans, are hurt by these laws more than whites. ¨ ( National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 2013 ). This connects to the topic because it supports that more cases of a homicide are increasing.
Guns need to be controlled. From the mass shooting in Newton, Connecticut that killed twenty-seven people, twenty of whom were faultless children at Sandy Hook Elementary, to nine people gunned down during Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, guns have proven to be an extreme political problem. In 2011, former Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords became a victim of gun violence, along with eighteen other guiltless people. She was shot at point blank range in the head while campaigning outside of a Safeway franchise in suburban Tucson, Arizona. Lucky enough to have a second chance at life, Giffords found the motivation to tackle the law of purchasing and owning a gun.
Psychology behind Connecticut school shooting The Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut is one of the most devastating mass shootings that has occurred in the US. Adam Lanza is the man who massacred 20 children and 6 adults after committing matricide following up with his suicide, with a semi-automatic rifle. Police have announced that Adam had been diagnosed with Asperger 's a form of autism, as well as prior issues with being bullied during elementary schooling. Parents have been left devastated and the rest baffled at Adam 's spontaneous behavior. If I were a psychologist I would first looks at Adam 's childhood, which fortunately the police report points out, which points to me that a more behavioral and cognitive
Secondly, gun massacres are usually committed with legal weapons which makes people believe those could be prevented with stricter laws. Every day 48 children and teenagers get shot, including suicide attempts and unintentional shootings. From this number, seven members of the youth wont survive every single day (1). Considering a whole year, this makes way over 2,500 children and teenager who die from gun violence. Looking on all ages, roughly 32,500 people die every year in America, about 76,000 get shot but survive.
Sandy Hook School Shooting and Its Anniversary There has been multiple tragedies that have shocked America over the years. Many dealing with gun violence including the Columbine Shooting in 1999, the Virginia Tech Shooting in 2007, and the Umpqua Community College School Shooting in 2015. These tragedies we still look back on and remember those that were lost and those that survived. The shooting at Sandy Hook School is the one that recently had an anniversary. Three years ago on a normal Monday morning a man by the name of Adam Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza.