On February 14, 2018, America was struck with another merciless school shooting. A 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz gunned down his former (was expelled at the time of shooting) high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. There were 17 victims that will forever be in the hearts of their fellow classmates. Nikolas later after the shooting blended into the crowd, and then went to a subway and ordered a drink. Now right in that very moment, there is definitely something wrong with the security system in the high school.
These types of weapons only benefit the military and there is no reason for a regular citizen to own a military level weapon. Opponents argue that they can be used for personal protection and recreational use but there is no logical reason to use a semiautomatic gun when you’re just trying to “have fun.” A New York Times editorial argued, “Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership.” As many Americans agree assault weapons are far deadlier than other firearms (Assault Weapons). “From 1984 to 2012, assailants who used large capacity ammunition magazines were able to shoot 161 percent more people and kill 78 percent more victims than those who used a weapon holding 10 bullets or fewer,” Argued Richard Aborn, president of the Citizens Crime Commission in New York (Assault Weapons).
On one side people say the federal government's involvement in gun laws would infringe upon people’s second amendment rights. On the other side, people say the government should act. In the case, in increasing gun laws the federal government should act. Since the beginning of the United States the choice of gun law has been left to the states and because of this many states have lackadaisical about implementing gun laws. Currently, Idaho and Montana don’t have any of the seven regulations stated above.
Almost every school in America is a “no gun zone” which leaves the schools defenseless to school shootings. Donald Trump had the idea of making schools, “a gun zone.” That does leave the argument that “some teachers are not qualified to carry a gun” (Phillips). The schools could have the teachers who wanted to bear the guns register and receive training from the police department. Then tell the community that a certain number of teachers have a gun at the school but do not release any names.
One of the opposing is that the teachers are not trained to kill anyone, unlike a cop a cop is trained to pull the trigger on a person but the teachers would only be trained on a metal target on a gun range. This way of thinking is false if the country has come to the point where there are mass shootings, the constitution says every US citizen has the right to bear arms and protect themselves. If a person doesn 't have the ability to protect themselves or the children in there care they might as well be dead anyway. Some would say it would be useless to have a teacher carry a gun, because then the cops would not have a job. Nonetheless the teachers just have to hold off as long as possible until authorities arrive.
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
It was 8:06 am on October 1, 1997 at Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi. Students were standing around talking to their friends, planning the day’s events when a Luke Woodham, wearing a long trench coat to hide his weapon. Shots rang out in the common area of the high school where he wounded 7 and killed 2 teenagers. This marked the first of many tragic school shooting in America. The reasons for mass shooting is very important.
Gun Control is a good thing in many different ways for many people. However, when you have a law abiding citizen who can not purchase a gun because the restrictions are too high then there is a problem. Gun Control was made to keep a person who has something on their record like drunk driving multiple times, armed robbery, or illegal citizen from buying a gun because the government wants to keep everyone safe and does not want to harm anybody. As stated in my research found in a world encyclopedia, “Many people own guns for the protection of their home.”
”(Text 3, Lines 10-13). This shows that people unfit of buying guns can easily get them in many different ways but if the government comes up with a way to regulate gun control many innocent lives would be saved and eventually the decrease in mass shootings will decrease to
Since the tragedy happened in Orlando, 49 people have been killed under the gun. The controversy of the gun controls arises, which has impacted both on democrats, republicans and candidates. Each side sticks on their standpoint, and still debated about it. Trump did not clearly indicate his position on the firearms, but he said “he will save and protect the Second Amendment”. Trump is also trying to suggest if Clinton wins the election, then she will not allow to bear gun.
Guns are also used in many violent crimes in Florida. Barton reports (2014), “Guns are now the weapons of choice in 75 percent of all homicides in Florida” (Para.7). This shows that people are specifically using guns to kill people and
Based on the evaluation of “Universal Background Checks Mean Gun Registration, Gun Bans and Confiscation” by Wayne LaPierre it is incredible, biased, and inaccurate. Wayne LaPierre “incorrectly claimed Obama pulled a bait-and-switch, promising during the campaign not to take away anyone’s guns, but now supporting an assault weapons ban. Obama is not now seeking to take away anyone’s existing guns, and he has for years consistently supported a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban.” This shows that LaPierre is only trying to rally support and gun activists to deny any gun control laws. With the facts shown, “Obama has consistently supported reinstatement of an assault weapons ban such as the one Feinstein is now proposing — even as he was vowing not to take away anyone’s guns.
Concealed Guns Imagine this you're a student at ISU and concealed guns are banned on college campus while you are in class the weird guy in the back pops up and starts shooting people in a few seconds your dead or injured but maybe if guns were allowed on college campus when the first shot went off you or someone else with a concealed gun could have shot the man and probably saved many people's life. Even though this is not a true story this has happened at other colleges around the united states. Well are concealed guns good or bad are they useful or not. People say concealed guns owners are a treat or dangerous. With all these people saying they don't help the community there dangres the owners are a treat.
Many shootings happen in schools everywhere like the shooting at Sandy Hook, a senseless tragedy for the students and teachers. The shooting happened December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooter was a 20-year-old man named Adam Lanza. He killed 20 children and 6 staff members. Another example is the Columbine High School Massacre, a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at the Columbine High School in Columbine.