Argumentative Essay: Should Teachers Be Armed?

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As a day passed, roughly ninety six American lives are lost due gun violence, and for every one person killed with guns, two others are injured. Nearly sixty percent of all gun deaths are from suicide. In the United States alone, there were about three hundred and fifty mass shootings in 2015, killing about 450 people and wounding 1,870 people. The United States alone spends over one trillion dollars per year defending itself from terrorism, but not even this cannot be stopped. To progress their anti-person agenda, the NRA solicits money to government officials and corrupts the government with faulty statistics and false news. However, a new question rises- should the mentally ill and emotionally disturbed be allowed to have guns? Or should teachers be armed? The emotionally and mentally ill are incapable to be trusted with a weapon that can be capable of taking the life of another, and teachers should not be armed because they lack the judgement to shoot a student and training. As the topic of gun control surfaces the news and media, the gun…show more content…
Although arming teachers would allow for an immediate response against a terrorist, “Armed staff on-site could respond to a shooter before police”, according to Matthew Santoni, it would be ineffective because of the additional background checks teachers will have to go through to be assigned a gun, and will put the kids at risk of being shot. There are more solutions to this dilemma, and gun control is one of them. By securing the weapons and regulating them, people are less likely to kill someone with said weapon. Australia, for example, took the right steps into regulating gun violence by purchasing weapons from people after a deadly shooting. The United States can do the same thing and protect the lives of
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