Gun Laws : The Importance Of Gun Control In Schools

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Guns should not be allowed in secondary education campuses because of the occurrence of mass shootings, and as students prepare to embark for college and the “real world” the stress can often time lead to gun violence along with bullying. Guns are easily accessible as it is. For example, in the state of Florida to have ownership or a shotgun or rifle there is no license required just have been at least eighteen years of age.
On December 14, 2012, twenty students were killed along with six teacher personnel during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. After every catastrophic event that happens in schools the debate begins as to what can and will be done but it has not stopped the gun violence or mass shootings from reoccurring. Many like to argue that gun laws defeat the purpose of the Second Amendment but, there is a difference between protecting and forbidding. Regulations as to who can have ownership of guns should be enforced such as, felons, the mentally ill, and known terrorist should be declined the right to bear arms (Gun Control Laws: Should the United States adopt stronger gun control laws?). The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in writing the opinion for District of Columbia v. Heller, which backed the right to possess firearms in the home for self-defense, went out of his way to reaffirm the legality of laws restricting carrying weapons in sensitive places such as schools (Lyons).
(Gun Control Laws: Should the United States adopt stronger

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