It clearly states “the people 's right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”(Second Amendment) So with that being said no one can completely take our guns away without changing the constitution. In my opinion, it is my constitutional right as a citizen of the United States of America to own a firearm. I don 't know why we would want to take away all the guns from America, the majority of people that have them use them for recreational purposes only. So why do we want to punish those people for legally following the laws and doing what they are supposed to be doing and not hurting anyone?(Farago)
DeGrazia also believes that owning a gun increases the likelihood that a person will be killed in their own home whether accidentally or intentionally (Hsiao and Berstein). The Democratic Party believes that stricter background checks will deter guns from being purchased by the wrong people. That might be true, but will it stop a violent person from committing a
Yet doctors and psychiatrists say that there is very little connection between mental health and mass shootings. However each time a massacre occurs the perpetrator is labeled as mentally disturbed and or has some sort of mental health issue. So what is going to stop mass shootings? What is the first step us as americans should take to make a difference
The problem with gun violence in schools has existed for years, and something should be done to eliminate the problem that endangers students who attend schools every day. One recent incident with gun violence in schools occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School where several young children were killed and many others injured (Elliott 529). Also, a bombing incident in 1927 killed thirty-seven children and was likely the start of school gun violence (Elliott 529). Children, who attend schools, sometimes do not feel safe because of the problem with gun
I, a student that belongs to Toms River High School North here in New Jersey write to you concerning our nation’s mass problem with school shootings. There are multiple ways that we can reduce the rate at which these crimes happen and secure the lives of our teachers and other students similar to me around the state. After the recent shooting in Florida, several kids were scared out of coming to school in the days following which should not happen. People should feel comfortable coming into school knowing they are protected at all times. There are different measures that can and should be taken into action so that future school shootings can be prevented.
More specifically, I believe that gun violence will always be an issue whether they are banned or not. If someone plans on hurting someone, they will not care about rules. For example, Guns are very easy for people to buy, but how is the seller going to know what they plan to do with it. It is not like they are going to say that they are going to kill someone with it.
"”This is a dangerous overreaction to a non problem," says Brian Siebel, an attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He points out that school shootings are extremely rare. Less than 1 percent of children who are killed by someone else are attacked at school. "Putting guns into those classrooms increases the risk that the guns might be taken and misused," Siebel says (OneFile 16).” People think that advertising the guns in school will give students the idea of taking them and causing unwanted problems.
Education is the first priority in schools all around the country, there are many programs focused on helping students succeed in school. However, shouldn’t students’ safety be a concern? There have been many devastating school shootings in the past and there has been action taken in hopes to prevent more from occurring. However, colleges are now allowing students to bring concealed handguns on campus grounds. Concealed handguns should not be allowed on college campuses due to all the dangers that can be caused by a hand gun.
Ethical arguments for gun rights center on the right of security, civic duty, and constitutional right of the people. Those in favor of gun control focus on the human toll, loss of life, and the distortion of what the Second Amendment’s original intent. Hope for change and improvement in this issue is a long shot at best due to each side becoming more entrenched within their belief system. Framing the violence in America as a mental health issue distracts from the fact that we do indeed have a gun problem in America. The guns in of themselves do not present the issue, it is the access, supply, and the operation of these weapons that bring this issue to the forefront every time one watches the news or reads a newspaper.
For example, many guardians may not feel comfortable introducing firearms to younger children even though at some point in life they will have to know, not to mention it’s all over the news. Another obstacle this innovation will face is actually getting this program in schools. So many schools in the U.S might not want this program due to their budget, just look at how many schools cut the music and fine arts programs. Many people might even think that the G.A.S.P isn’t important or needed, but i ask those people this, “ If your little girl or boy goes to a friends house and see a riffle on the table, will he or she know that it’s not okay to touch it? Will they know how to handle it or the possible dangers of a firearm?