If not, the gun would still be the responsibility of the original owner if it was later used in a crime. These stricter measures would allow for gun ownership to be tracked and monitored after purchase. Many people think there should be stricter gun laws put in place to make students and other perpetrators think twice about bringing a gun to school. “I believe in a few simple gun laws. I think we have more than enough on the books,” said Mark Mattioli, whose son James, 6, was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
At Columbine High School there had been a massacre on April 20, 1999. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were the two shooters from the Columbine massacre. After that day there had been many rumors and myths about the shooting from the media and from people. After the shooting at Columbine there had been many rumors and myths from news reporters saying the shooters were only targeting jocks but really Eric and Dylan were just trying to kill of whoever they saw. Kids “knew” that Eric and Dylan were a part of the TCM because the news had said so.
April 16, 2007, started as a normal day. Virginia Tech students rushed to their classrooms to avoid being late, but little did they know the tragedy that was going to take place that dreadful day. Shortly after 10:00am 32 students lives had been taken by one of their fellow classmates. After the shooter ruthlessly shot and killed each one, he took his own life. April 16 will forever be recognized as a day of mourning and remembrance, but also as a day where we come together as a nation and overcome the defying odds we were left with.
Even the prosecuting attorney for his case stated, “I don’t doubt for a second, never have doubted, that had he not been caught, Eric Smith would have killed again,” (When Children Kill By: Diane Kratz Feb 11, 2013 Aside) According to Phil Chalmers, a teen violence and youth culture expert, there are usually specific reasons why teens kill. They include being bullied at school, depression, lack of guidance or discipline and even mental illness are just to name a few. (Inside The Mind Of a Teen Killer; 2009 Nelson, Phil Chalmers). Eric Smith appeared to have many of those
When Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting happened he argued against guns on campus. He told the people “there is already wide agreement among law enforcement and the general public that campuses would be safer without guns.” Guns can either solve the problem or make it worse. Many colleges shooting happens when the student is the shooter. If more college allows this law into school its basically making the shooter mission easier. They are putting innocent people in danger.
Finally, the Mexican army was involved in a mass murder of 43 college student protesters. Although this isn’t confirmed by the government, the hard evidence all points to the military wrongly killing the peaceful protesters. Once again the military has abused citizens’ human rights and have acted immorally and
That teacher should carry guns on them for the school’s safety, but states that there is already plenty of teachers who are licensed to carry firearms and we should have them raise their hands to volunteer for the training. Arming teachers would be a very smart and new way of “making a change now “to school safety. If you were to ban all guns like some people protest that would not fix the solution. As for example, marijuana is illegal, but a large number of citizens have it. Just because it is illegal does not make it stop.
Are Guns Used for Protection or Destruction Carrying guns in the United States has become a very sensitive issue. Uprising threats has fueled immense fear in people causing them to carry loaded weapons. From terrorist attacks to school-shootings, carrying guns has become a coping method for many citizens. News reports illustrate horrific crimes that encompass massacres and horrendous homicides. For example, the traumatic shooting in Sandy Hook killed more than 20 children and teachers.
About 65% of Americans think so. (Pew Research, 1) Many schools in across the nation have already had teachers starting to learn gun skill to better protect themselves and their students (Brudin, 1) Kelly Blake who was interviewed by NPR said that the group helping train the teachers started as a response to the Sandy Hook shooting. She adds how she wants to make sure the students are protected at all times (Brudin, 1). It is also noted in the interview that the parents of these children are concerned for the kids safety. they want to know that when they send them off to school that they will not have to face what they see on the news.
If we were to arm teachers, it would make it much more challenging for a school shooter to succeed in killing innocent children. Kasey Hansen is a special needs instructor, and she one among many teachers who conceal carry at school. “I never really thought about it before Sandy Hook,” Hansen said. “It just killed me. It’s something personal when you mess with students or children.
In rare cases, these kids want to get revenge on the people who bullied them so they "snap" and think the only solution is violence. In September 2000, at McNary High in Keizer, Oregon, a police officer got a tip that someone was threatening the school. A 16-year old boy named Erik Ayala told another student that "he was mad at 'preps ' and was going to bring a gun in. ", according to the author Mark Follman. Bullying can cause kids to have negative physical, school, and mental health issues.
Hundreds of years later, cases such as these happen all too frequently. In May 21st, 1998, Springfield, Oregon was struck with the news of a school shooting at Thurston High School. 15 year old, Kip Kinkel, first killed his parents at home before driving to school where he fatally shot two students, and wounded 22 others. Littleton, Colorado, on April 20th, 1999, was once the most fatal attack on a school. 18 year old, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold, 17, planned out their attack for a year, to kill at least 500 peers, and detonate the school.
It was a sad morning on Friday, December 14, 2012. Adam Lanza, came into The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in a shooting rampage. According to “Sandy Hook Elementary shooting leaves 28 dead, law enforcements say,” an article by Steve Vogel, Sari Horwitz, and David Fahrenthold, Adam Lanza came into the school and shot six adults along with twenty other children. Before the shoot Lanza shot his own mother, then preceding the tragedy, he shot himself. Many activists for gun control are reaching out try to ban guns in America.
I understand shootings have happened in the past at schools, but I don’t think having police officers in the school is going to stop someone from shooting someone if they really wanted. It seems to me that the police officers are affecting more things in the school than actually helping. If the police officers are going to stay in schools I think they should only interfere when they are needed, for example when there is violence happening. I think that punishment should be by the schools principle or school board, like it used to be. I cannot seem to understand why I police officer would arrest a four year old child, I feel like they should be smarter than that and should know
Another angry kid shoots up a school full of kids, or was the cause of this tragedy darker than we could have imagined? “Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 armed with an AR-15 rifle and other firearms. He killed 20 children and six educators” (Scinto). The nation was shook by the news of the shootings. Adam Lanza took twenty-six lives days before Christmas.