School Shootings and Gun Control: Why We Need to Change Throughout the years, mass school shootings have become a more prevalent issue in America. But why are they occurring more often? To discover the perpetrator’s main goals and why these murders are becoming more common, it is first necessary to look at why schools are targeted. Schools are often made targets because they are largely populated institutions full of innocent children, teachers, and coaches. The shooter wants to inflict harm and pain to not only the victims, but parents, friends, family, and the nation as a whole.
In Dave Cullen 's book Columbine we are given a new perspective on the columbine high school shooting, and the events prior. We are shown Eric and Dylan’s personal lives outside of being the “Cruel” and “Heartless” people that they are. They are people that we have created and refuse to accept so it’s their fault for what they become. Have we as a society willingly created this? History’s effect on how we see people is detrimental.
Seeing the things on the news that is happening in today’s world is giving the people the idea of wanting to shoot up people in a school. From the news covering headline stories about school shootings, they are giving viewers of all ages ideas of how they can get into a building and how the shooter’s plans are executed. Then it gives the viewers ideas or a motive to try something similar in order to make national news. The media need to minimize what coverage and attention they are giving to the school shooting
Outline of the Argument Problem: The limited amount of security in schools across the United States has resulted in several deaths or injury of students and faculty members due mass gun shootings Issue: There has been an increase in the amount of school shootings by guns. Question: Should schools implement safety measures to prevent mass gun shootings? Claim: Schools and Congress should work together to implement purposeful security measures to increase the levels of safety and security. I. Justification " Reasons o School environment significantly impacts students ' academic achievement. o Serious death and injury to students and faculty members o School security is based on the school districts discretion, but government policies are necessarily to prevent reoccurring events " Assumptions o Schools do not have appropriate polices for school crisis response o A limited amount of antiviolence initiatives that include prevention programs for all students.
Today, there is a worrying trend of increased violence in schools that involves the use of guns. The natures of these crimes have resulted in loss of many innocent lives. While people are still trying to come to terms with the heinous nature of these crimes and devastating consequences of their aftermath, there is a widespread debate that rages on, on what could be the solution to this crisis (Anderson 504). Numerous ideas have been suggest including arming teachers and other civilians in schools to enhance protection and reducing the number of firearms that are in the hands of the public (Baltimore Sun 505; Anderson 504). Among the various potential solutions that have been debated, limiting the number of firearms available to public is probably the best solution for addressing the current wave of crime in learning institutions.
Although the story involves overcoming the past, and the ability to work through crisis. A more relevant theme suggested is that assumptions about others based on traits that should be irrelevant can have a immense serious consequences. Thomas depicts this theme through the media and williamsons students perception of Starr 's hometown Garden Heights and Khali. Racial profiling is defined by the American Civil Liberties Union as, ‘the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on an individual 's race, religion, or ethnicity,’. The central conflict of The Hate U Give, is a result of unfairs racial assumptions from a white man to a black teen that
"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.
In the article, “Thresholds of Violence” by Malcolm Gladwell, the author uses Mark Granovetter's argument of riots as example to explain his own argument. Along with Granovetter's argument, he uses the cases of previous school shootings as example to clarify his argument and how school shooters don't have a specific kind of pattern. As example of Granovetter’s theory, he uses LaDue’s case, which goes well with this theory. With this, Gladwell effectively uses Granovetter’s theory to prove his claim of the patterns of school shootings and how they are a slow-motion and ever-evolving riot. Firstly, it is discussed that not all school shooter have had or shown any mental problems or family problems that caused them to do the evil acts, they might
The show’s got to have a snap ending, quick… So they’re sniffling for a scape-goat to end things with a bang.” (Bradbury) The government also plays their propaganda in schools to wire it into the children’s brain. The final example of how ignorance is shown through dystopian societies is surveillance. One thing all dystopian societies have in common is that they are all being watched. In Fahrenheit 451 it is the hound dogs. It is used to root out suspects and then sedate them.
Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is a crime, action, thriller book which is appropriate for a school setting because it addresses ethical and social injustice which happens throughout the world and how modern society accepts basic utilities for granted. Also, the storyline is full of action and suspense which are appealing to adolescents. Finally, the story addresses how society should conquer any task, despite the difficulty. Initially, the novel is appropriate for a school setting because the antagonist of the book, Francis Mooney, explains “how messed up [the world] is” and how “greed and rampant injustice” poisons society (Patterson 40). When he was questioning Jacob Dunning, Francis Mooney spoke to Jacob how “[some people] have too much money and too little sense” (15).