Gun Control In Schools Pros And Cons

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The Second Amendment of The United States Constitution states that "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." The topic of the editorial, "Let The Teachers Teach" by The New York Times Editorial Board, is about gun control and why it is important that guns are out of schools. A few weeks ago there was another school shooting in the United States, twelve school shootings to be exact in just nine weeks. In Parkland, Florida a 19-year old man walked into a school with an AR-15 and shot and killed 17 students. The editorial states that in response President Trump is suggesting that we should arm 20% of the teachers in primary and secondary schools which would equal around 700,000 teachers in the United States …show more content…

"It 's almost laughable to believe that the president 's proposal would deter them." This quote talks about the fact that even the most insane killer would still want to go to the school because they are already expecting to die. Every single mass shooter has either killed themselves or has gotten killed. In the following paragraphs, they go into detail of what could go wrong with teachers having guns. Again they are using pathos to help with this and get you on their side. They say, "Teachers are human" which is true and then go into what would happen if they misfired or were in a stressful situation. All of these things could all happen in real life. This could be our America. They begin to use either or choices of fallacies of emotion arguments by comparing police officers and teachers. "Police officers miss a lot in combat situations," and these are highly trained New York police officers that shoot guns and protect people for a living. They say that one of the problems is shooting bystanders. Teachers are too afraid to use the guns that also too afraid not to use

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