(Kutner) From reading the above statements, this leads me and other American to believe that media plays a larger role is mass shootings than once believed. Of course, we need coverage, but reporters should use caution when reporting because releasing unconfirmed reports can re-traumatize survivors and make innocent people become
Should Teachers Carry Guns in School? Ever since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, there has been a massive upsurge of gun rights activists and anti-gun protesters clashing heads. Recently, President Donald Trump stated that teachers should be authorized to carry guns to help protect the students in these situations. There are many supporters to Trump's ideas but there are also many protesters to the idea. Teachers should not be allowed to carry guns in the school environment, it is just not worth all the checks and money that it takes, They are not trained to be skilled shooters, and because it is unnecessary.
Valentine’s Day 2018, the Day Without Love. On February 14, 2018, an active shooter went into a high school in Parkland Florida and killed 17 people. Some people believe that new gun laws need to be in place to prevent school shootings. However some believe that taking away guns will not stop a person who wants to harm others. School shootings have became a big problem in the United States and something needs to be done to stop them from happening.
According to David Emery, of the “18” school shootings this year, only 2 of them were a gunman opening fire in a school with the intention of hurting or killing students. Not taking anything away from them 2 schools because these are tragic and sad situations, but the media has no reason to lie and say that there were 18 school shootings. In an article written by Richard Florida, he said that 39 states allow guns to be carried by trained professionals on school premises. There are two sides to this debate and both sides have valid points. 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.
Truth be told, there is very few ways to prevent an attack on a school. Merriam Webster defines the word Prevent as “to stop something from happening or existing.” This means that the police have to know beforehand if an attack on a school is to be prevented and arrest the attacker before the attack happens. For clarification, the reason I am using the term “an attack” instead of “a shooting” is that an attack can happen at the school that does not involve a gun. School attacks that have not been prevented can only be reacted to. With reaction being defined by Merriam Webster as “to behave or change in a particular way when something happens, is said, etc.” If the police cannot be there to react to an attack that leaves only the school staff, including teachers.
Gun laws are the cause to a lot of the violent crimes in the united states and laws need to be changed so people can’t purchase guns as easily that way we aren’t in as much trouble. Most people that commit violent gun crimes are mentally ill, for example the last school shooting that occured on february 14 2018 at Marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida, the gunman Nikolas Cruz was mentally ill. He walked into the school with his guns and shot and killed 17 students and a teacher.He had issues with learning, and controlling his emotions and stuff. (source) Someone that is mentally ill or has certain problems like Nikolas Cruz shouldn’t be allowed to own a gun in the first place. This is where it is believed gun control would have a good effect in the long run, if its harder to get a gun then these guns will not make it in the hands of a school shooter.
My goal of the paper is to explain why Weapons around students are very dangerous. They should find other methods to solve the problem. Do you really want school staff walking around school with loaded guns. How dangerous would that be. This topic is important because
Although concealed carry is very advantageous in the scene of dangerous situations, college campuses are secured with police and medical personnel who are far more experienced with dangerous situations. There is a time and place for everything; hallways and classrooms are not the place for guns (Alford). Adding firearms to the everyday life of a college student would worsen safety issues on campus instead of fixing them. The first reason to not allow guns on campus most importantly is it places lives in jeopardy and makes campus a dangerous place. Students from all over the world attend a certain college to learn and begin the next step of their lives.
Allowing guns on college campuses will merely increase the chances of a school shooting occurring and increase the crime rate in schools. That this would not solve anything at all, it will purely make matters worse, although this rest far from the truth. Research conducted by the “American Gun Facts” surveyed hundreds of felons and polls showed that ⅗ felons would not dare to intervene with an armed victim. Not to mention, of all registered firearms in the United States, only 8.5% are murders, 5% are rapes, 7% are aggravated assaults, and 3% are robberies. If college students were armed with firearms, this would dramatically decrease the crime rate and the likelihood of a mass shooting occurring on a college campus.
After this school shooting occurred many schools promoted a zero-tolerance policy for disruptive behavior and threats of violence from students. I agree with this policy because many shooters give out many signs before they actually perform their act. I believe they should not arm teachers with guns because then what is the difference between a teacher and the law enforcement. I think they should make sure that every classroom door is locked when it is shut, and it should be required for the door to be shut through the class period. Also, instead of giving teachers guns I think they should mount a fire extinguisher under their desk.
They say the more guns we have, the more gun violence there is, but in fact it does the complete opposite and solves gun violence. After the tragic and cold-hearted school killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 children and 6 adult staff members were fatally shot. The number of school shootings within the past few decades has risen dramatically, which is just not acceptable. How can anyone accept the thoughtless cruelty with these young precious lives being treated like they are replaceable?
Columbine High School Massacre and How it Impacted Public Security “Do you believe in God?” This was the last thing Rachel Scott, a recently born-again Christian, had heard before telling Eric Harris yes and then being shot to death at point blank range. This quote is from the infamous Columbine High School mass shooting in Littleton, Colorado. This incident caused much outrage and questioning from many parents and students about the safety of their well-being while in school. The concerns quickly leaked into the minds of US citizens, as nobody felt safe anywhere in public after the tragedy. The shootings caused mass hysteria and caused the nation to become more concerned about security.
Most of the time when people think of guns they think of danger and someone getting hurt. As the number of Americans with concealed carry permits increase, the number of violent crimes has decreased. A study done by the Crime Prevention Research Center, revealed a significant increased in people who carry concealed weapons. 11.1 million Americans now carry concealed weapons, while in 2007, only 4.5 million Americans carried them. That 146% increase occurs simultaneously with a 22% decrease in both murder and violent crimes.
Absolutely there needs to be some control, and no doubt more stringent regulations to own and conduct a gun than we bear today, but taking weapons out from us all together would be a catastrophe! The crime rates here in the United States have been on the rise for years and though we need to do something about it and fast, gun control is not the mere result. The matter that we need to understand is that, crime always has been and forever will be a piece of every company and it will increase as population increases. That much would be inevitable. Today, many young voters, who are uneducated on the history of gun control, look at these increasing crime rates and instantly accept that
School shootings are something that happen rather often here in America, that most of us seem to be getting increasingly (and alarmingly) desensitized to; a simple Google search could tell one everything they need to know about the most recent shooting, which, at the time of writing, was at a Dickenson High School. The first thing someone should ask in this situation is ‘why, exactly, is this happening?’, and there are plenty of people who would be willing to give a different opinion to why this is happening. Whether someone believes it is the effects of lax gun control, or violent video games, or even poor mental health care, there is no denying that this is a recent phenomenon. Perhaps to trace to the root of the problem, one should look