An evolving and highly debated problem that continues to grow in our society, is the gun control epidemic. Gun violence in America is a national epidemic. Many people carelessly take advantage of Gun use and manipulate the tool without much thought to any repercussions. Many lives have been loss due to people legally or illegally obtaining guns and taking matters upon themselves to be executioners in holding other people's lives in their hands. Specifically, ongoing gun violence in schools have become a horrific catastrophe. It is putting student lives at risk, in a place that is supposed to facilitate a certain level of safety for the students. According to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, there was 558 gun incidents in schools
The National Rifle Association (NRA) suggested that a possible solution to school shootings is to allow teachers to carry weapons on school grounds for protecting themselves and others (Castillo, 2012). The idea of schoolteachers being armed and ready has received substantial media attention due to the number of fatalities and ages of the young victims at Sandy Hook. It is very unlikely that there is anyone who condones students bringing any type of weapon onto school grounds. In fact, parents and faculty actively discourage such conduct, whether it’s a rubber band gun or a Swiss Army Knife. Accordingly, if we do not want students to bring guns to school, it only makes sense that we would not want teachers to carry guns either. Teachers have the significant responsibility of educating students. Education in the classroom should not cease with academic courses, but also include teaching by example and setting standards for students to
Having gun-free zones around schools is important for the child’s safety and protection physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is quite counter-intuitive for the city and governments to allow for such a repeal. Schools strive to keep a safe learning environment and promote healthy and inviting atmospheres. Allowing individuals to carry guns in schools could increase the number of gun related accidents with involving
If a student was injured by a gun that was in possession of their teacher, even if it was a complete accident, the entire school board would be liable and face lawsuits. Carrying guns would also cause a school’s insurance rate to rise. The idea of having teachers carry concealed weapons has been on the front burner for quite some time. As a result of this extreme idea, insurance companies may begin to increase or even cancel policies with schools that have armed teachers due to the high risk that they are putting themselves at. The schools would also have to pay for the guns themselves as well as proper training for the teachers carrying them. Public schools often face budget cuts already and these unnecessary cost would only take away more from new books, technology, and arts
Imagine the notion of being defenseless against an individual holding the purpose of wreaking mass devastation on the students and faculty inside of a school. In 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut endured a tragedy that carries historical significance to the notion of shielding those inside of a classroom in a worst-case situation. When twenty-six students had their life taken away during a school massacre, the thought of permitting teachers to carry handguns during class drew more consideration than ever. The safety of the students inside of a school facility may be in jeopardy as manifested in school shootings such as the ones which transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Virginia Tech, where thirty-two students and teachers lost their lives (History.com). While many feel that presenting teachers with handguns may prove harmful to safety efforts, inflicting such standards would provide instructors and students equally with enhanced protection and overall security.
Allowing teachers to carry guns will allow teachers to prevent school shootings on the grounds of preschool through college campuses. Everyone has their own opinion about teachers being able to carry guns including other teachers, parents, and government officials. Depending on what state the teacher is teaching in determines if they can carry their gun now, if they are in the process of being able to, or if their state is not passing a law to allow them to carry their gun while at school. Teachers would not stand out like police officers or security officers would while in the school which would allow for other teachers and all of the students to have normal days if schools did not have officers before. Research shows that allowing some teachers to carry guns in their school promotes school safety, protects the teachers and students, and promotes gun safety while still teaching their students.
On a normal day at a normal school there it was, several loud bangs. A student with a pistol came around the corner and into a classroom. The teacher tried to go for the gun in his desk, consequently, it was in a locked drawer. By the time he reached, it it was too late, the teacher and five students were killed before the assailant was taken down. Teachers should not have guns during school hours for the following reasons, it won’t get rid of school shootings, it's uncertain if teachers can be trained on how to use them, and it won't improve school safety.
Imagine yourself going to school, and suddenly not feeling safe anymore. Imagine having to hide behind locked doors, with only your books to protect you. This is something that, according to a Washington Post analysis, 187,000 students in the U.S. have had to experience since 1999. Mass shootings and gun violence have become a recurring event in today's society. In 2010, there were approximately eighty-five gun deaths every day, according to the Center for Disease Control. The U.S. citizens own more guns and have a higher gun homicide rate than any other country in the world. Enough is enough, reasonable gun control laws should be enforced and put into place before this situation gets even more out of hand.
Over the past several years the topic of gun control has been very relevant. With the increase in crime and the school shootings, everybody felt the need to have a concealed weapons permit. They wanted to be able to protect themselves and their children. No where is safe in this day in age everybody is fighting and angry. The one place you wouldn't think to worry about, the one place you trust your children to go to being "school" is now a dangerous place. Why would someone want to target a school with innocent children you may ask? Because these people are sick. This reason being why the teachers need to be allowed to have their concealed weapons permits and be able to carry a weapon on school grounds so that they can protect our children
Some students and teachers cannot be trusted in places like schools with them. A large number of supporters are not looking at the other solutions to this issue, such as therapy and social groups for students with behavioral problems. Schools should be a safe place to be, and students cannot feel that safety not knowing if the person next to them has a gun or not. After the Columbine shooting in 1999, the public and school boards all over the country started to believe more firearms in schools would solve every gun related incident. Supporters are being especially ignorant are not looking at the other ways to prevent shootings from occurring. Shootings are terrifying for everyone. With simple actions, they could be prevented easily through counseling and therapy to those who are potential perpetrators. Guns cannot be the only
The reason is school shootings in schools have significantly increased within the past few years band now many are calling for action against this and two sides are being formed about this topic. On one side, people want to turn to gun right and want stricter gun laws on them and some want to ban the guns all together. On the other side people are recommending putting guns in the hands of teachers and school officers in the hopes of intimidating shooters as well as if a shooting does occur, having a chance to stop the criminal with and effective tool to do so.”Efforts to arm teachers and school staff were jump started in the wake of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut, in which 20 children and six teachers died. Facing a public outcry at the massacre, and renewed calls for gun control, the NRA pushed heavily in the opposite direction”(BBC). Schools need to find a way to fight back or prevent these situations from happening. “Shootings at K–12 schools shock us because schools are general safe havens from the gun violence that is so prevalent elsewhere”(giffords). There has been shooting at schools with guns across America . One problem is that theses kids that are entering
If teachers were allowed to carry guns it would prevent school shootings from happening. A mother doesn't get to see her child anymore because they were shot, a teacher could have prevented it with a gun. Our president, Donald Trump said himself allowing 20% of teachers to carry guns could stop school shootings all together, and I agree teachers could end massacres at school.
Imagine yourself in school. It is your 7th period class and you are just waiting for the bell to ring to finally go home. The day has been totally ordinary until you and your classmates hear a loud gunshot coming from outside the window. Students are screaming and running frantically around the room. Teachers are rushing around doing all the procedures they learned from past drills. Except this is not a drill. This is real. You and your classmates huddle in the corner. Outside the school you hear more gunshots. Would this situation be different if teachers had guns? The answer is no. Teachers and staff at schools shouldn’t be armed with guns.
20 children and 6 adults dead after school shooting. 2 Dead, 13 Hurt in California School Shooting.(ABC News Writer,2001) Teachers should have the option to conceal and carry because it would make our schools a safer place for the kids and school staff. This is because a shooter will more than likely stand down against two or more people with a gun, or the shooter will make an attempt to run or shoot and will be shot and apprehended. There has been big pushes to make this possible there is support from state governments, legislation, and even other countries governments. There has been support from communities, teachers, and schools that have allowed teachers to carry. Teachers should have the option to conceal and carry because it would
Imagine a world where school shootings did not exist. Parents could send their children to school without having to worry about them being shot. In 2013, thirty school shootings took place in the United States. The most devastating school shooting in U.S. history was the Bath School shooting. On May 18, 1927, Andrew Kehoe entered the Bath Elementary School killing thirty-eight people and injuring fifty-eight. Kehoe then returned to his truck, and committed suicide by using explosives. School teachers would have a better chance, in high risk situations if they carried guns.