Mass Shootings And 62 Schools Shootings

1752 Words Dec 12th, 2015 8 Pages
In 2015, there were 353 mass shootings and 62 schools shootings in the United States of America. On top of this, nearly sixty percent of homicides since 2015 were committed through the use of firearms and although there are no official figures, it is estimated that there are about 300 million guns, or approximately 88 for everyone 100 persons (Gunter). Although correlation cannot prove causation, the United States almost doubles most other developed countries assault deaths rates per one hundred thousand people (Ehrenfreund and Goldfarb). Although gun violence is a serious problem in the U.S., more firearms is not the answer, especially on campus. More weapons will only cause more problems for other students and law enforcement. Campus carry laws should not be passed, as there are other, better alternatives and more guns will only cause more problems and for people to feel unsafe. Although some students believe that more weapons is the answer to the problem, this is not as simple as fighting fire with fire. One problem that more weapons may cause is that if the unfortunate situation ever arises where there is a shooter on campus, mass confusion will ensue with the many students carrying guns. Although Hollywood may say otherwise, not all “bad guys” wear black masks and trench coats. Those students carrying weapons wouldn’t know who was good or bad and the rest of the students would potentially be surrounded by wannabe Special Forces operatives. From this confusion, only…
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