Residents of Newtown, Connecticut have rejected a budget that included money for extra school security in the wake of the December school shootings, with town leaders suggesting the spending and required tax increases were a hard sell. People should understand that it is significant to save children lives and not saving money. Although many security officers are retired policemen and/or part of the armed services, the majority of security staff in schools is composed of untrained members only expected to act as a deterrent for violent events not as a significant piece to act in the case of an event such as shooting. Most teenagers need psychological assistance like Adam Lanza. At start of
It has been shown by those who cherish their Second Amendment that the school walkouts are mostly due to two things; kids wanting to ditch class (who didn 't while growing up?) and the anti-gun lobby working to make it happen. It is rarely based on hardly any of the children really knowing anything about guns at all. Today, as New London kindergarteners show, this is clearly the case, as reported by NBC CT. "We love school! We love school," chanted the Connecticut students in a video posted on Facebook.
Even though gun control has been proved not to work some people still believe there is another way to stop guns but the issue with that is that guns aren 't the problem. The problem? Well, the problem is that in these inner-cities there is a gang culture going around that affects mostly young African-Americans who make up a disproportionate amount of homicide deaths. In a press conference earlier this year, the Chicago police superintendent noted: “90 percent of the 12 who were killed during the deadly Christmas weekend had gang ties, criminal histories, or were on the department 's “strategic subject” list” (Hoilman). And this is not special in Chicago guns are not making up a majority of murders across the board in the U.S.
real final copy The Hunger Games banned Lately, I’ve been reading a very popular book that has swept the nation, The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins. I’ve read the book before, although now I have read it again to investigate why such a popular book would be banned from school libraries all over our country. Banning books now days have been a very big issue in my opinion because libraries are banning the best books ever made for tiny little problems. This is causing kids to miss out on great books that they may not have enough money to buy, so school is the only place they can get books. By examining the offensive aspects of the book, I think that it's questionable to whether or not this book should have been banned in some schools.
Now is the time to pull the trigger on limiting gun control. With the events that have happened in recent years, many look at gun control as the answer. The problem is just as these events polarize the public, and provide an outcry for preventing them; guns have helped stop violence from occurring in schools and shops from Mississippi to Pennsylvania (Wilson). Heading the main argument for not advancing gun control is self-defense, which gins being used for self-defense occurs between 100,000 and two million times a year. As Wilson states in his article, even outright bans and incredibly tough rules do not stop these events from occurring, such as in England, France, and Germany.
More than 100,000 people in America are killed in murders, assaults, suicides, suicide attempts, accidents, or by police intervention. 31,537 of those people die from gun violence. Although this may seem like a relatively high number, over the past 20 years, gun sales have exploded, but homicides with firearms are down 39 percent, while “other crimes with firearms” are down 69 percent (Infowars). There may be some limitations for criminals, but there are several ways to maneuver through the gun system and for criminals to get the weapons they need. Gun control are a hot button topic in the US and is in need of a solution.
One day, one child, one gun, one school. Now, as saddening as it is to admit, we live in a world where school shootings are a part of everyday life, and there is nothing being done to stop them. As most can recognize, most of the media is more focus on what the President is going to say after the shootings happen, rather than focusing on what we as a nation are going to do to stop these tragic events. There have been a few ideas when it comes to solving this issue, and truthfully, most of these ideas will fall flat on their faces; meanwhile, arming teachers seems to be a possible solution. Arming teachers will deter shooters, secure students fears from outside threats, and in the worst case scenario can stop a school shooter before they can commit mass murder.
Unlike professional shooters, teachers must undergo a series of training in order to obtain a gun. Without the proper protection and training, which was not included in the resolution, would guarantee that the weapons would fall under the wrong hands of the students. Everytown Research states, “Among shootings at K-12 schools in which the age of the shooter was known, 56 percent (39 of 70) were perpetrated by minors.” The resolution states that all teachers would be armed, but, if the teachers were to be armed, the teachers would traumatize the students mentally away from them. Hamby, a research professor in the department of education states, “ ...the links between exposure to weapons violence and negative outcomes of trauma in kids (including depression, anxiety and aggression).” This is important because if the students are aware of the teacher’s possession then the risks of wrongdoing and mental disasters will definitely
Another solution suggested is to look at mental health issues and "ensure accessible, high quality, culturally competent and widely accessed mental health treatment in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act" ("Gun Violence"). An additional solution proposed is everyone in America becomes educated on gun safety. This is founded on the fact that children are able to get a hold of guns and accidentally fire them. Many people have died at the hands of toddlers. In fact, "'during the first six months of this year, minors died from accidental shootings — at their own hands, or at the hands of other children or adults — at a pace of one every other day, far more than limited federal statistics indicate'" (Holley 2).
in past years. both parties have found common ground on the subject. Nearly 90% of both parties agree on preventing the mentally from purchasing guns. (Pew Research, 1) Since the presence of more domestic gun related violence being linked with mental illness Americans agree that gun violence is a very big problem and want to work towards amending the issue. Both Parties also agree on banning gun purchases from people on the no fly list (Pew Research, 1) Due to the amount of terror attacks that have occured since the 90s.
There is a problem with gun related violence in the U.S. but there is a perception that it has suddenly worsened, in reality things have been in bad for a while. What the media does not say is that of 30,000 gun deaths 20,000 of those people killed themselves with a gun (Goldberg 2012 pg 70). Some of these facts are shocking to hear. Even though gun control is the first thing
Is Gun control the answer? These type of questions are being asked by lawmakers. Researchers are saying that taking away all guns is not the answer and are looking for other ways to prevent mass shootings. In the U.K almost all handguns were banned from civilian possession in 1977. Morris M. says “The rate for intentional homicide in the UK in 1996—the year of the Dunblane Massacre—was 1.12 per 100,000.
Gladwell article was agreeable and disagreeable. There is a lot of school shooting happening, but it 's not getting popular and everyone isn 't going to start shooting up their school. The article has some agreeable saying, but yet there are some that you have to think about and realized it 's all wrong. In the article they give examples on how the teens that do shoot up their schools or just schools in general have the same mindset, but that 's not true. They all have different reasons why they do it.
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. A native of Oregon reported to me that he ‘felt as though the reports on UCC were impersonal to the victims and citizens of Oregon, and that the reports were made public so fast that they
Due to the backlash of the ‘games make kids violent’, a rating system (ranging from E for everyone to M for mature) was put into place. Other than that, the backlash did not really change much, and it continues to this day. While many uphold it as the cause of the Columbine massacre, “...I know I could get shot by a cop after only killing a single person,