Zwerner reported to Assistant principal Dr. Ebony Parker that the student seemed off and was in a violent mood. Later in the day another teacher reported that the boy had been telling his friends that he had a gun. The teacher searched his backpack however there was no gun to be found. The teacher told Parker however she brushed it off and did not search the backpack. That day at recess the shooter showed another student the gun and threatened to shoot him if he told anyone.
In conclusion, the Sandy Hook shooting was a tragedy that no one ever wants to experience. Adam Lanza should have never been able to get into that school or even have been able to get a hold of guns and that is a problem that is being fixed right now. Sandy Hook is getting a new school with better security and being able to get a gun is harder in the state of Connecticut. Violent video games shouldn’t get into the hands of mentally ill people because the game Lanza played daily was what he exactly did to the innocent and helpless human beings in the school on December 14,
“...Lanza never gave anyone any indication that he would one day turn a gun on his mother and then storm his one-time grade school with a semiautomatic rifle…” On December 14, 2012, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Adam Lanza pulled up to the Sandy Hook Elementary School, and shot a window to let himself in. He walked to where the office was and a secretary and the principal were standing there. They confronted him, and asked him to leave, in return, he shot both of them. He walked to a classroom that 15 kids, around the age of six and seven, a teacher, and a teacher's aide, and shot all of them.
Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia and President of the United States Conference of Mayors testified before the U.S. Senate committee on the judiciary topic of the proposed assault weapons ban (Lane 2015). Nutter’s opening statement is empathizing with senator Feinstein by sharing a story about how when he first got into office one of his senior police officers was killed in a supermarket bank robbery, leaving a wife and three children behind. He then goes on to mention the most significant mass shootings in history, specifically Virginia Tech claiming 32 lives and Columbine claiming 13. Philadelphia’s citizens have been killed by handguns, and assault rifles. America’s mayors have come to a consensus that these weapons of mass destruction are destroying the nation’s communities, cities, and families.
In 2007, a total of 3,042 kids and teens died because of guns, and another 17,523 were injured!(Source B) [logos] [exclamation] Just think about all the young lives that were lost and how many families were broken. Many people were hindered by these bullets, and even if they weren’t, the tragic event stays within them forever. And just imagine this amount of death in your own community: if you add together all the students that attend the Los Altos School District, this includes all seven elementary schools as well as Egan and Blach, and the students from Los Altos High School and Mountain View High School, that is just half of the kids who were injured from bullet wounds in one year. Take the students at Los Altos and Mountain View High Schools alone, that is slightly more than how many people were killed in the same year.
The shooting caused a debate on gun control and school safety. The two men were Eric Harris ,18 and Dylan Klebold, 17 who were being bullied and that caused them to do the shooting.2 The event of the columbine massacre affected the people nearest to those killed and disbelief that this could have been on school grounds. The Columbine Massacre changed everyone 's life not only the victims, but the parents all around the world. After the shooting
It was the 50th anniversary of the mass shooting of texas at austin that left 14 people dead and 32 people wounded. Then there 20 kids killed at the sandy hook shooting. Over the past two years nearly 15 states have debated legislation to make it easier for school staff and students to carry a firearm during school hours in the school building. Schools now all they have in the classroom in case a shooter came in is a hammer and rope now the hammer will break the window but it will take a while to get all the kids out but if a teacher had a gun then we won't have to break any windows even though breaking the windows will just alert the shooter to which classroom they should strike first. Because the sound of hammer breaking glass the man would just think well they are trying to get out well i will stop them .
There have been protesters all over the country, mourning about the Black Lives Matter movement, and the so called “cop killings/innocent black people killings”. The reason why black people have popped up so much times in this paper, is because a majority of the black community have a very high percentage in murders/homicides and other stuff too. It all comes back to the gun. Gun control, goes back to as far as 1791, when the Second Amendment was written. It states “A well regulated Militia, not being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
Sandy Hook Elementary school was one of the deadliest school shootings in United States history. A twenty year old man named Adam Lanza, killed twenty eight people, including himself (Ray). The police found many articles and books about mass killings at his home (Editors). Today, there are many memorials, including websites and fundraisers to remember everyone that died in this tragic event (My Sandy Hook
Between 2000 and 2015, over 150,000 Americans were killed in gun related homicides (Zakaria). It has been estimated that there are over 310 million guns in the hands of United States citizens (Krouse). These statistics have rallied many gun-control opponents and proponents to action. Gun control opponents believe that the answer to this problem is to loosen gun control laws to dissuade potential shooters. Gun control proponents believe that the answer is to tighten gun control laws so that a gun is never put into a potential shooter’s hands.
From the young victims in schools like sandy hook, to the countless concertgoers gunned downed in Las Vegas at the music festival, the US is no stranger to mass shootings and its devastating effects. Those are just two examples in a never ending, exhaustive list of mass shootings. Guns have been a part of our culture since our independence, but is the violation of our right to bear arms more pressing than a person ’s right to a safe life. It is an issue that all Americans ,politicians and citizens, have strong opinions on.
This article has great viewpoints, use of argumentative reasoning, and shows what truly happens in the hallways of a school shooting. The main person he explains is Eric Harris, who killed over two-thousand students and faculty in a Colorado high school in 1998. He set off bombs all over the school and used a semi-automatic
On average, 12,000 US citizens get murdered through homocides alone yearly. Not only is this number alarming, but the availability of guns in the United States is dangerous as well. When inmates from several prisons were asked where they obtained guns, they had many mixed answers that can be distressing to the safety of citizens. Overall, the survey showed that 56% of inmates paid for their guns (legally or ilegally), 15% claimed that the gun was a gift, 8% had a trade deal for the gun and 5% claimed that they had stolen the gun. Only 8% of America's 124,000 legal gun dealers have sold guns that have participated in crimes.