This article also talks about the Sandy Hook shooting is where the start of this ban even caught president obama’s eye. The article also talks about how the president is using the safety of children to push this gun ban through. When adults take children to rallies to hold signs on sensitive topics, it always gives Power Play the willies. What does a 6-year-old know about abortion or gun control or the deficit that he or she wasn’t taught by his or her parents? When a 12-year-old attends an anti-war rally is he or she thinking about just-war theory and global politics or trying to impress an anti-war social studies teacher? This article will help me out because not only the gun ban will help prevent school shooting but in a way children are safe to go to school without having the fear of death.
According to Michelle Ye Hee Lee, an author for the Washington Post, she claims that since the December attack in 2012 on Sandy Hook Elementary school all the way to the June 2014 Oregon incident there has been a total of 74 school shootings. This number will only rise if a strong gun control law is not enforced into the entire nation. For years now President Obama has been demanding stronger gun control but the conservative Republicans have been fighting the bill claiming that it jeopardizes the rights given by the second amendment. In the article “Gun Control is Unconstitutional”, the author quotes “in another issue of the Federalist Papers (No. 45), the powers of the federal government were to be “few and defined”... federal power to regulate guns is anything but “defined; it’s explicitly denied” (Gun Control is Unconstitutional). As someone who does not know the law as well as the individual writing this, if his argument is true. There are certainly alternatives which can work around this statement. One solution to this is having better backgrounds checks as well as a periodic mental health assessment of gun owners as well as future gun owners to make sure individuals with mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder do not intentionally harm others because of their instability. A clear example of this can be seen on July 2012 after the latest blockbuster movie release of Batman. An individual named James Holmes arrived to the theater
Next, we have the gun laws of 1968, “ President Lyndon B. Johnson renews the fight for gun control. He wins passage of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 and the Gun Control Act of 1968.” these laws in Acts prevented persons who were convicted felons, drug user, and mentally ill from buying any type of firearm. Another thing these acts did was raise the age to purchase a handgun to 21. Also, the acts made it so gun dealers had to make detailed recordings of who purchased the guns. So far in history we can see the development of gun control, we can see that gun laws change from anyone can have a gun to I need the sane, safe, and responsible people can have a gun. To this point in history, there has been no school shooting.
After the United States endures any firearm’s related tragedy an increase in gun control is always a very heated debate. Violent crimes committed with firearms have kept gun control in the spotlight for last several decades. Mass shootings at several educational institutions have led the way for an increase in gun control, most recently the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead. Certain individuals see an increase of laws and regulations on guns as a “quick fix” to the situation; however, its apparent that these solutions have failed to get their job done. In the United States today violent crimes committed with firearm are increasing at an alarming rate; the increase
After the tragedy at Umpqua College, the former president, President Obama, has addressed the nation for the fifteenth time concerning a mass shooting. President Obama has been trying to propose new laws to stop all the gun violence the whole time he has been in office. A recent presidential candidate, Jim Webb, had a recent debate over the mass school shootings. Jim Webb was a Democratic candidate for the upcoming election but recently dropped out of the election. In the debate Jim Webb argued that gun sellers have to stop the distribution to criminals, and the mentally ill. Mr. Webb believes that American citizens have the right to defend themselves but background checks must be enforced to firearm sellers (Pavlich 1).
As of recent almost everyone has heard of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting that took place in Parkland Florida on February 14, 2018. This shooting has sparked much controversy over gun laws and legislation, 17 students were killed with numerous others injured making it the 3rd largest mass school shooting in US history. Anytime someone is shoot and killed it’s tragic, but why so much controversy and media attention you ask? Well many survivors of the shooting are saying Gun Laws are to blame, demanding change. In recent years Sandy Hook Elementary, Northern Illinois University, and the Virginia Tech University Shootings have all taken place but with not nearly as much media attention. Until recently guns where not to blame but the security of the schools and the sanity of the shooter where questioned, but today most want to blame the guns, when guns don’t kill people. Therefore, gun laws shouldn’t change but citizens and public security should change.
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
Mass shootings have become a grim occurrence that seem to happen more frequently, no matter what repercussions they have. From the club shooting in Orlando to the violent attacks on students in schools, these events have unfortunately transpired repeatedly over the recent decades, with no end in sight. However, the recent Stoneman Douglas high school shooting may have begun the movement to change legislation so that these shootings present themselves, if at all, considerably less often. Most will say the government isn’t doing enough, but the likelihood that they will reject funding from the National Rifle Association (NRA) or amend Americans’ right to bear arms is so miniscule it is almost pointless to argue, however there may be a more plausible alternative. Congress and the President have the power to intensify the background checks and exams that citizens must undergo in order to purchase these weapons. More thorough criminal and mental examinations may prevents felons from obtaining these weapons of war, or could lead to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as depression or schizophrenia.
Then They Spoke to Lawmakers.” Talks about a possible ban on the sale of military-style firearms like the AR-15, the same gun used to kill 17 students at Stoneman Douglas High school. Now some may believe that take taking guns away is unfair and it will only make the problem worse. But only taking some guns away will still benefit the doubt of when someone thinks to go shoot up a school next. And yes, next time, because unless we do something soon, it might be our school next and who knows, maybe 18,19, or even 100 students get killed, but what if we could stop it or prevent it from happening again, the government must allow teacher and staff to have access to guns at school to protect themselves and their
December the 14th 2012 twenty first graders and six adult lives were taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The government is stepping in and passing stronger laws to keep the public safe. If gun control is regulated we would have less crime and less violence. Since the year of 2013 there has been a at least 175 school shooting in american that puts it at least one shooting per week. When it comes to american’s being exposed to gun fire these shooting are just a tip of the ice berg. A single school district in Washington D.C. had at least 336 gun shots in the vicinity of school over a single school year. This has depressed student enrollment by 5 percent. In the two years since the mass shooting in Newton , Connecticut
Imagine you’re watching the news and hear of a mass shooting at a local college. You suddenly realize a family member or someone who’s very near and dear to you attends that institution and you rush to grab your phone to call and see if they’re okay. As you furiously dial their number over and over again you glance at the television screen and see their name in the list of people who were critically wounded or killed. Now imagine being the parent of a child in whom you drove to school that day, but later received a call informing you there was a shooting at the school and your child was amongst those killed. Sadly, you read and hear about these stories all the time, mass shootings, and gun violence. Guns and instances of gun violence aren’t new to American society, but there has definitely been a significant increase in these last few decades. Instances of gun violence that include mass shootings in theaters, schools and college campuses have been on the rise and it will only continue to rise unless proper actions are taken. Because of this, stricter gun control laws need to be placed into effect.
After the tragic Sandy hook school shooting the National Rifle Association released a statement saying that “all American schools should have armed gunman or cops in schools to prevent these type of mass shooting happening in the future”.This statement was not taken lightly to left wing democrats that said things like,“dystonia vision," about the NRA statement. But the only problem I can see with the NRA's proposal is that it does not go far enough. All of these grievous situations can be prevented with the arming of the people most at risk in these situations, aka the children. Forsome reason nobody in this country is willing to admit the obvious, which is that the kids in that school would have been able to protect themselves and their peers ,if only we'd let them.
In the United States, there has been numerous shootings, but almost no impactful procedure to ban or restrict them, which is the President Obama issued executive action on firearms this recent January. Some argue he does this not to take away people’s rights away, but to ensure the safety of the people. The reasons are: to keep guns from the wrong people, increase background checks, and making communities safer from guns.
Many of the current laws seem to be designed to take guns of out the hands of responsible gun owners, but do nothing to address the non law-abiding citizens. Both sides of the gun control argument need to work together to protect second amendment rights while protecting citizens of the country from needless gun violence. Teddy Roosevelt famously on the importance of gun control that “The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world” (Roosevelt 5). The United States have seen a trend of gun violence reductions
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