Today many people around the world and even in the US are scared about the next shooting and where it will take place. Many states don 't allow concealed carry on school grounds because they believe that the students are not ready for a responsibility like carrying a gun. Eight states in the US allow concealed carry on campus because the state has voted on it and passed it through government. Other states such as Georgia have discussed the topic on concealed carry but very very will vote for it because they feel students and faculty are not ready for such a big responsibility.
I believe the biggest misconception I had about school shooters is their feelings, or what I assumed is a lack of. What I have learned about the feelings of school shooters is that there is typically a guiding factor or initial issue that festers in someone. Said issue causes this person or group of people to act out. From what I have observed, these students typically have the brightest futures yet remain the most misunderstood of all students.
There are many controversies and theories for explanations regarding school shootings. School shootings have been introduced into American society as almost a common trait. No other country in the world has dealt with this conflict as consistently. They are a trait that was brought about in the mid 1990’s and have escalated to become a common event among society. Statistically speaking there is a school shooting in the United States of America on average once a week. They were initiated in 1996, but the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999 was the one to spread the future wave. Although sociologists struggle to find out why school shooters decide to accomplice themselves in mass murder; they do realize one thing. Most of the future school
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? Guns are a very prominent tool that when in the right hands can lead to the saving of people and hunting animals without any harm
In the event of a shooting, a teacher may accidentally shoot a teacher, a student, or an officer that is trying to help. During class, a teacher may carelessly leave a gun unattended where a student could get a hold of it. Armed teachers are a safety risk as proved by several recent events. A teacher with a gun attempted suicide in a high school in Dalton, and another injured a student after a gun misfired during a gun safety class. Even a principal, who was a school shooting hero for using his own gun to stop a shooter, is in agreement that it is a safety risk. He hesitated to shoot the shooter, claiming he “did not fire out of fear of hitting someone in the background” (Saul). He knew how to handle a gun, but a less experienced armed teacher would have shot anyway, and they would have risked hurting another
The aftermath of a school shooting is tragic, depressing, and causes hatred for the lives lost and the person who took them. Everyone, especially the media, tries to interpret why the shooter killed their victims, or why they felt the need to end others’ lives and their own. How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings, by Mark Manson, explains what and why these mass shootings happen. He starts by using examples of shootings and the murderer’s past. This article has great viewpoints, use of argumentative reasoning, and shows what truly happens in the hallways of a school shooting.
This morning, 58 people were killed and 515 people were injured in a shooting for a music festival on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It is considered the deadliest shooting in American history. There was said to be a combination of rifles and handguns at the crime scene, and more than 19 weapons in the room. In the wake of the shooting, the Las Vegas Police Department said authorities responded to a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, where police said the suspected gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was dead. Police said they believe Paddock killed himself prior to police entry. The motive was unclear. “I can 't get into the mind of a psychopath,” Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference this
When was it ever a smart idea to broadcast bad situations like it was entertainment? People see horrific situations and the media constantly replays it like it’s supposed to be praised. School shootings shouldn’t be heard of at all and it makes it hard to ignore bad situations when people are jumping to hear about the next bad event. Media coverage of school shootings should not be overly broadcasted because it can cause more problems in the end.
Authorities say four marines were killed in an attack on a military recruiting center, and 3 were injured. The shooting took place a few minutes apart. He sprayed numerous amounts of rounds. The officials were not allowed to release too much information. They had no idea what caused the shooting. The officials were still trying to indicate whether or not someone else was involved in the shooting. When they came and took the shooter into custody the pulled up in police cars, bomb-squad trucks and army trucks packed with armed rein forcers. They closed off all the streets leading up to the street. The president Obama got together an investigation squad. The man who killed him was not on radar or was nobody of importance and wasn’t thought of to do anything like this.
School shootings are a reoccurring problem in the United States. As of 2018, there have been over 18 school shootings in America (Cuddy). However, this is nothing new to us. Every year they are countless reports of school shootings ending in injury or death. It should be obvious that schools are the safest place for parents to send their children during the day, the sad truth is, it is not. Although most of us are not physically involved, our nation itself is highly affected by these incidents. Every school shootings come with a political debate between gun violence and mental health and arguing which side to blame. Whether it is because of guns, mental health, or the school’s security itself something needs to be done to limit these horrid
Mass shootings are becoming more common now than in any other period in the history of the United States. Some would say that this is the result of insufficient gun control making guns too readily available and accessible. Others would disagree with this outtake completely. They would argue that not enough people had the ability and know how to be able to fight back. They would argue that not enough people have guns and the ability to correctly handle them.
The internal conflict in Shooting is something I can relate to a recent even that happened. My mother and my brother had recently got into an argument. Voices were raised, hang gestures were flourished and tempers were rising even faster than the level of tension in the room. After storming away, my brother spoke nicely to me. Asking me if I needed any help with homework. Underneath all the niceties, he expected me to be on his side, to support him and defend him if necessary. I politely declined and told him that I had it under control. My mother muttered words in her vernacular, and my brain decrypted it like a machine. “He always does this,” she said in English. “Walking away and sulking. Can you believe what he said? Can you please go talk
Many accidental shootings happened in America in the past two or three years. One example is, a three year old accidentally reach into his pregnant mother’s purse and took out her pistol and shot his mom and dad. Now the child has to live with all that for the rest of his life knowing he shot his mom and dad, in 2015 toddlers in the United State accidently shot one person per week. Thirteen toddlers have killed themselves with firearms (Sacco).