Everytown for Gun Safety reported that there have been 290 school shootings since the catastrophic massacre in Newtown, Conn., more than five years ago. However, very few of these were anything to Sandy Hook or Parkland. Sure, they all involved a school of some type (including technical schools and colleges) as well as a firearm, but the outcomes were hardly similar. Nearly half of the 290 were completed or attempted suicides, accidental discharges of a gun, or shootings with not a single individual being injured. Of the remainder, the vast majority involved either one fatality or none at all (Alan).
Campus Carry Should teachers and students be allowed to carry guns on campus? It would decrease the probability of a school shooting and if one does happen they can intervene quicker. Staff and students should be allowed to get a special permit to carry on college campuses. Today’s staff and students are responsible enough to carry on college campus. Professional staff and some students are above the age of twenty-one which is the legal age to carry.
In 2015 there were about 52 school shootings. 21 colleges and universities, 15 high schools, 3 middle schools, 10 elementary schools, 2 preschools, and 1 was a bus a school bus. All these shooting there are 32 that have died and 53 were injured. All teachers in the United States should have a gun. To make themselves and the students feel safe.
Drafted or Willing. (A Discussion over the United States Draft) The United States draft was created to ensure that during times of war our numbers in battle would never become to strained or cause faltering. This was successful for many battles, and in war, but why did it stop? Some thought this was an unethical practice that took away the free will of a man to do as he pleased with his life.
I foresee both, advantages and disadvantages, about arming school staff members. I believe that this could be part of a solution for some smaller and rural school that cannot afford armed security or have limited access to law enforcement. I also believe that something is better than nothing because the sooner we can stop this event, the less citizens that are harmed. Law enforcement has focused heavily on advance training and preparing for these attacks since the Columbine incident in 1999. Over the past 19 years law enforcement continues to evaluate the tactics and mindset of the active shooters.
Would it be effective to arm teachers in a school and is it possible it would reduce the chance of a school shooting such as Columbine? Arming a teacher may increase the response time for an emergency in a rural school district and would be able to provide safety. Although it can provide safety, it may be still possible that allowing teachers to hold a weapon in school grounds will also cause many risks and be very dangerous to the students or faculty in a school. In an arming teachers program, the teacher will go through 35 hours of training and will be able to maintain five classroom hours a day to gain the knowledge of holding a weapon and be certified. A teacher will be selected and unknown to others in a school district to maintain safety to their identity and safety to the students in the classroom.
I do too agree with Dickerson’s arguments. Her use of statistics helps see this issue from a scientific point of view. Some people think that schools shootings are every day events, when in fact American schools are amongst the safest places in the country. Thank you for sharing your experience with us about the time you were at a store and someone had a fire gun. Even though, guns are allowed in certain places, is almost impossible do not feel threaten by it.
“Every Teacher in America Should Have a Gun” by Steve Siebold delivers the message about why teachers should be armed with guns. Primarily he thinks that shooters will be less motivated to try to attack a school that is able to defend itself against the gunman. He also goes on to say that “Every second counts in a school shooting. Calling 911 and waiting for police to arrive isn’t good enough.” He gives us the idea that we need to take action against these shooters and potentially end school shootings once and for all.
Given that guns can be distracting and dangerous, other solutions have been found that tackle safety inside of schools, not only against shooters. For example, what happens when a student attacks a school with a bomb or drives a van into students. Giving a gun to a teacher cannot solve both these crises. Similar to how some medications help treat a symptom, such as a headache, but they do nothing to cure the disease as a whole. A teacher with a gun solves one symptom, but these solutions work to cure the disease.
Some people believe teachers should be allowed to keep a gun in the class room now. According to Melanie Spina,”…we experienced yet another school shooting, making it the 46th shooting just this year.” Kids can get their hands on guns whether it is their father’s gun or form the guy sitting on the corner selling guns to anyone with the cash. Adults just don’t act responsibly. Parents don’t teacher there kids that life is not like a video game, there is no reset button after you shoot somebody.