Several say that it is the solution to the big problem the United States has with school shootings. It may not stop the shooter but it could prevent a massacre. Others believe that teachers having guns is too much. They think that the children need more loving and caring adults in their lives, not more guns. People also believe that any kind of automatic or semi-automatic gun should be banned in the United States.
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.
Firearms is one of America’s most controversial topics, one side argues that guns should be outlawed and only permitted to those in association with the government, while the other side replies that guns should be buyable to law abiding citizens and should not be outlawed. I myself fall on the side that claims why guns should not be outlawed, and why we should be able to possess firearms if we do our duties as a citizen. In the constitution under amendment II, it states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, what this means is that no one should be able to take away our rights to keep and use firearms. But there are still people who think that guns are too dangerous and lead to an excessive amount of casualties, and instead would like to keep guns off the streets.. To that I respond with the phrase that guns don 't kill
The increase in the number of guns that people bought for self-defense is probably due to a lower level of confidence in social security and the strong sense of self preservation. This phenomenon suggest that the mass shooting events has had a bad effect on the survivors mental health and even made them feel frightened after hearing such news. Actually, many people think that if many people have the guns and these people who have guns are surrounding with them, they may be worried about some bad things happen (Hemenway 1995). If the government decide to control guns more strictly, this decision might directly reduce the chances of the mass shooting issues because gun is the only tool for shooting. Since the mass shooting issues is hopefully
According to ProCon.org “universal background checks could reduce firearm deaths by a projected 56.9%”. As seen in the quote, deaths would decrease substantially since people who are using the gun to hurt would never get them in the first place. Gun control laws would definitely add in background checks in order to get a legal gun. Many gun users also agree with this check on whether or not people should get their background checked before a gun in purchased. People may argue that people can get guns illegally.
School shootings and gun violence have regrettably become a major issue in America today. The frequency of these acts of hatred are increasing and an increasing number of people are debating about necessary precautions. The most recent school shooting in America occurred this past week and the victims of it are raising their voices for the world to hear. There needs to be better, more efficient policies put in place regarding school safety and gun control to ensure this type of heinous crime does not happen ever again. There are people who say this is a matter of mental illness and others who say this is about gun control.
Different criminology and behavioral science articles/studies conclude that there isn’t enough understanding to determine why mass shootings occur. As stated by an article in the “Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology” in 2010 “It is recommended behavioral sciences and mental health researchers increase research efforts on understanding mass killings, as the current socio-economic climate may increase vulnerability to this phenomenon, and the incidents are not well understood despite their notoriety.” Not even experts can concretely say how mental illness directly ties to mass shootings and yet politicians focus more on the mental health aspect of this issue. While, mental health is a likely factor it is a more complicated and less developed part of the problem that experts are still trying to sort out. The statement that mental illness causes gun violence such as mass shootings over simplifies the connection. It also stereotypes the entire population of people living with a mental disability.
I was devastated once I heard the news that a past member of my youth group was shot and killed through the violence of an enraged individual. Not knowing her personally did not devalue the impact that she made on me, and the visualization of the shock it had on my community. Not only that, several students that attended my high school were also affected by gun violence. Growing up in a low income community ultimately caused gun violence to be more apparent in my life. In modern times, the world seems to be so vastly complex with countless amounts of disparities, that we lose focus on what truly matters and fail to seek compromise in regards to gun reforms.
Should Guns Be Banned? Guns: They are a major debate topic in the American political field. Both liberals and conservatives vye to implement their ideas into law, believing their side to be the solution to the topic. Although gun violence is present in American culture, guns should not be banned in the United States for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, banning guns will not stop criminals from obtaining and committing crimes with them.
Gun’s need to be handled carefully Gun owners need background checks. When a gun is handled, it should be handled carefully as it can cause destruction. Gun owners, need background checks as to make sure they aren’t mentally ill or have done bad deeds in the past. A events happened where a gun was stored in a book bag and it was shot on accident inflicting damage to a nearby student, this could have been avoided. In owning a gun many are check for background information, but these protocols are not as good they need to be strengthen.Guns need to be handled carefully or it could very well cause a disaster, and checks need to be stronger to make sure guns do not fall into the wrong hands.