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?
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.
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.
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.
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. Another example of surveillance is when the citizens watch each other and report each other if there are book
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).
Kleck’s article analyzes how current attempts at gun-control policy would have produced arbitrary, if any, effects to prevent the increase in school shootings. He discusses the various methods used such as child access prevention laws and bans on assault weapons. I will use his research to support my proposal that arbitrary discussions on gun policy concerning school shootings are stimulated by violent details found on social media, creating a cycle of attempts to solve a ‘social’ problem more intricate than previously
To begin with, how does bulling affect mass killings?Bullying affect mass killings, for example in the story" Mass Killings," it says" some people have also suggested changes in the way the news media covers mass attacks. "Bullying affects in mass killings, is when they were young and they were bullied. that energy build up and and that energy change into violence. For example" Bullying Contributes to school shootings" it says " Columbine can only have served to contribute to people 's anger towards, and desire for revenge against, their perceived bullies".
There are plenty of rants about the planned massacre in Harris’ diary, but often motivation is unclear. However, he does mention it once, “ [S]omeones bound to say "what were they thinking? " when we go NBK [Code name for the massacre] or when we were planning it, so this what I am thinking. "I have a goal to destroy as much as possible so I must not be sidetracked by my feelings of sympathy, mercy, or any of that, so I will force myself to believe that everyone is just another monster from Doom like FH or FS or demons, so It 's either me or them. I have to turn off my feelings’ ”
The media makes it seem as if they praise things like this. Constantly seeing things on the level of mass school shootings can be dangerous. It can cause more shootings and bad situations. “I use to feel bad for the ones who were killed, but now Eric Harris and Seung Hui Cho became my idols” (“Aaron Ybarra” Herz). The shooter of the Seattle Pacific University shooting was inspired by other people that engaged in the same activity.
In his article, author Derek Thompson highlights the felonious actions that mark today’s society. Thompson’s purpose is to call lawmakers and researchers alike to take a stand against mass shootings and to stop the perpetrators. He utilizes stylistic devices as well as argumentative devices to enlighten the reader of the relationship between all of the recent shootings and their contagion. Beginning his article, Thompson lists the recent mass murders in the United States while also using figurative language, convincing the reader to agree with his argument that mass shootings are contagious.