America the Violent

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Students wearing their ID badges on a lanyard around their neck and it must be visible at all times. They file through metal detectors and place their bags aside to be searched. Police officers roam the halls from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a school, not airport security, but can we really tell the difference anymore. Schools and public places are no longer safe to the American population. People fear sending their kids to school and being put in a large gathering. Why? Because there is no gun control in America and almost anyone can have access to a high caliber weapon. Recent shootings in the United States have created the need for stronger gun control laws. The shootings I will be focused on include: Columbine High School, Aurora movie theater, and Sandy Hook Elementary School. One of the bloodiest shootings at a school ever seen in the U.S. at that time (“School”). Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two students, terrorized Columbine High School in Littleton, CO for hours on April 20, 1999. They were both wearing dark colored trench coats to hide their weapons. In sixteen minutes they fired enough shots to kill thirteen (one teacher and twelve students) people and wounded twenty-one others. After the first shot was fired it took the police forty minutes to enter the school. Harris and Klebold later killed themselves at the school before they could be taken into custody by the police. Hariss and Klebold had planned this attack a full year before it took place (Rosenberg). The
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