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).
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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.
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.
Throughout its history, the United States has had a fascination with guns. Americans have used guns in times of war, for protection, and for hunting. Americans also use guns when they are intent on killing people. When violence happens in school shootings, drive-by shootings, assassination of public officials, or in the workplace and shopping malls, Americans demand something be done. This demand fuels the debate between gun rights and gun control activists. It fuels the debate over the interpretation of the Second Amendment. It fuels the debate on allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons in gun-free zones. This makes us ask the question: Should guns be banned from college
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.
The modern world is a scary place. As technology advances and the world population grows we start to see a larger number of mass shootings. Some politicians say the only way to prevent these mass shootings is by disarming the public. I disagree, regardless of any laws or regulations a person that wants to obtain a firearm will obtain a firearm. It's been proven that areas with a higher concentration of firearms are safer, if defenseless people aren't getting killed there will be less pain, and if people can take on an active shooter with the same amount of firepower there will be less loss of life during these events. I feel with the proper firearms education school campuses could be made a lot safer than they currently are.
In light of many recent mass shootings, like the shooting in San Bernardino, the topic of gun control and gun violence have been highly debated in the United States. Many state and local government have taken the responsibility into their own hands, placing bans on certain types of guns deemed most dangerous. This has sparked controversy in the U.S. because of the fact that the right to ?bear arms? is a 2nd Amendment right found in the constitution. The Supreme Court has only heard one case involving individual gun rights, District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), in which they ruled that the state and local government could not take away the individual right to own a gun. Despite the contradicting laws barring guns in certain locations and allowing guns in
The US constitution states it is the citizen’s right to bear arms. (US Constitution art II) The right to bear arms is a right, although not necessarily required in today’s world. What is the purpose for having firearms on a college campus across the US? College campuses should be considered a safe haven to further education, expand our thoughts, ideas and maintain enlightened citizenry. Fostering a place of self-growth and improvement is critical to nourishing the U.S. democratic ideals. You can’t be comfortable in any learning environment if you are thinking about guns and their presence. Guns could be use as intimidation if they are carried openly in a classroom. I feel the restrictions on gun ownership are not severe enough when it comes to owning and possessing a gun. So let’s tighten them up and keep guns off our campuses.
Students, especially in a college environment, should not be in possession of a firearm. College students go to parties and tend to get intoxicated. When under the influence, a student’s judgment becomes impaired, now add a gun into an already potentially dangerous environment and the consequences could be fatal. Even if students do exercise caution when handling their firearms, accidents can occur. According to Gun Violence Archive, there were 1,959 accidental shootings in 2015 and already 533 accidental shootings in 2016. Not only are guns dangerous at the hands of a shooter, but they are dangerous in the hands of anyone. Most students are not trained on how to operated a firearm, tend to make poor decisions and accidents do happen. In my opinion, students should not be allowed to have guns on campus, for the sake of everyone’s
Should teachers and students be allowed to have guns on campus? According to Tierra Francois, guns allows her to feel safe on campus. She also says if teachers had guns it would allow her to feel safe in the classroom. Kenzie Kesselring believes that guns on campus is not safe with all the debates that happen on campus and people snap and you never know what's going to happen. She also says that students might have the fear of the other students with
As you are learning in school you and your friends hear talk about a shooter on the school campus with a gun and you hear gunshots in the hallway what do you do now? That's what happened to Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Two shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold who attended Columbine High School. Eric and Dylan sought out to kill as many people as they possibly could. The pair was able to get weapons from an outside source who was passed all the gun regulations at the time then the source gave the guns to the shooters. There was no way gun control laws could of prevented this tragic school shooting. The goals in this essay is explain how stricter gun control laws would not have prevented the school
There are an abundant number of places in this country in which you would expect to see people advocating the reduction or revocation of gun control laws. The first places to come to mind would be Montana or Colorado, because of the more rural connotations those places have been given in the popular media outlets such as movies, magazines, and television. Montana is depicted as a state where there are large sweeping plains and horse ranches over every horizon, while Colorado is a land of mountains and forests with a very small amount of urban invasion. This argument however comes out of Brooklyn, from a Midwood High School newspaper deep in the boroughs of New York. Considering the fact that in a national gun ownership survey only 18
This year there has been a total of three hundred and fifty five mass shootings in only three hundred and thirty seven days, of which, fifty two were in schools. Many people have been questioning whether or not having concealed carry on campus will help lower the number. I, personally, don’t think that adding more guns to the situation is going to solve the problem. If anything, it will just cause more innocent people their lives.
My topic is important because I think if people would read this and listen to what I have to say about why there should be stricter gun laws and schools should provide more safety for kids that there would be a change in some things. First off I will explain why schools should have more protection. One thing that could change is if we had security at the doors of school. I know having security might cost a lot but there are retired vets out there that would probably do it for free if it means to keep our kids safe.
The gun control has to be enforced everywhere because it will decrease school shootings and malls shooting. The gun control should happen because of many death in schools. Also, the children in the school are getting scared because of the shooting that is happening. Gun control will protect the people that are getting hurt by a weapon like a gun. The reason gun control should happen is so the people shouldn’t get hurt from the process.
There are new proposed gun control laws in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut that occurred on December 14th, 2012. This incident claimed the lives of twenty 1st graders and six adults and has set the government in motion to try to prevent future acts of violence by strengthening gun control laws in the United States (Smith). This has been a topic that has been an extremely emotional debate with people on both sides unwilling to compromise. Gun advocates and critics of the new proposed gun laws argue that these new laws infringe on our constitutional