Gun Control In Schools

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Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These are schools we are all now very familiar with. As each year goes by school shootings/massacres are a subject us americans are used to talking and arguing about. Each year, and each time a tragedy strikes nothing is done to prevent these horrific events from happening again. The most recent major school shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. This is americas wake up call on the matter of gun control. Seventeen high school students were shot to death in a place where they were suppose to be safe, a place where they were getting their education but the bigger question, what is going to be done? This recent wake up call has begun to make americans and politicians reconsider the policies the government holds onto, in order to change the law to fit to the needs of all americans, no matter how they feel about gun control. One…show more content…
Banning Bump stocks do not need the approval of congress so the Trump administration went ahead and decided to ban it. Florida Governor Rick Scott had proposed a bill to raise the age limit to buy a firearm from the age of 18 to 21. Following this event the NRA has filed a lawsuit to block the new Florida law that had been signed. Are these the necessary steps to be taken to prevent more shootings from happening? President Trump had said that his administration will work on preventing people with severe mental health issues from ever purchasing a firearm. 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
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