Research Paper On School Shootings

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"There 's a big hole in our hearts and a big hole in our family. I think we go through a range of emotions every day. Just stunned that this happened.”. These are the words of Ryan Petty, father of a 14 year old who was killed in the very recent and tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting on Valentine 's Day 2018. Since January 1st, 2018 there have been 17….let me say that again 17 school shootings and we’re only 3 months into the new year. That number is a new high in the first month and a half of the new year (According to CNBC News), since 2014 (15). Kids no longer feel safe in school anymore, which should be a safe haven for them through all of the bad in their lives, a place they feel protected. This is just one of the major problems…show more content…
A huge question facing gun owners is now, are they willing to give up the firearms they possess to save another human beings life? Gun Control should be put into action to keep school shootings from happening and protecting the children of America. The significant number of school shootings just in 2018 already (18) shows that guns need to be put under control and it needs to happen now. From the book Gun Control, Terry O’Neil “According to FBI statistics, each year around six thousand gun related incidents in our nation 's schools come to the attention of law enforcement officials.” There were over 43,211 students arrested for dealing with guns. We have to get these guns out of kids hands and if we can’t, then make sure they can’t use them. The fact that so many kids have such easy access to guns proves that we do not have strict enough gun laws. When kids’ go through their teenage years their emotions are going all over the place, their bodies are changing so much so quickly. Most of the time kids can’t handle them well at…show more content…
This doesn 't mean that they don 't want change or feel that we need to change, they just believe we shouldn 't get rid of guns completely. They say that guns don 't kill people, people kill people, guns just make it easier for them to do it. According to CNBC and Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee “When somebody has an intent to do incredible damage, they 're going to find a way to do it." This trying to prove the point that guns don 't kill people, people kill people. Many believe it is a violation of their second amendment rights which states “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” If gun control was to be put into place by the government then it would make the second amendment useless. Another case against gun control is concerning Mexico and their very strict gun laws and process of obtaining a firearm “Mexico 's gun store is on a secure military base and customers must present a valid ID, go through a metal detector, and turn over cell phones and cameras to guards. To actually buy a gun, customers have to show proof of honest income, provide references, pass a criminal background check, prove any military duties were completed with honor, and be fingerprinted and photographed” according to Gun Control Pro Con

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