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
School shootings are terrifying and a big problem in today’s society. Schools have added lockdown drills, bullet proof glass and metal detectors. School should be a safe area for children to learn instead of fearing for their life. Instead of buying metal detectors and hiring more officers, there is a much easier solution in order to decrease and prevent school shootings. We have to be more alert about securing weapons at home and being aware of suspicious behavior at school in order to keep children and faculty safe.
The answer to gun violence in schools is not to put more guns in them. Equipping teachers with guns, who are little more than civilians, is not the smartest idea. This would not help prevent the type of deadly mass shootings we've been seeing lately. All that would do is increase the possibility of innocent people getting caught in the crossfire. Even if teachers were allowed to have access to weapons they would have to be locked up some where safe. They couldn't hide the gun in a classroom because it would be too dangerous and too easy to gain access of. If a student is holding a teacher hostage they wouldn't let them leave to go get their gun and come back. So why wouldn't you want a security guard arriving to handle the situation when they would always have a weapon on them? But what if the teacher did have te weapon on them and a confrontation happens in front of the whole class? Imagine the emotional distress it would cause the students to have all had to either watch their teacher or their classmate be shot to death. It wouldn't be worth it. Think about how you would feel if you had a child and had to send them to school everyday not knowing if their teachers are mentally stable
The issue of gun violence in schools has been a critical issue on the forefront of national politics in the previous years. There have been way too many school shootings in the United States and even in other countries. Governments are trying to come up with strategic solutions to fix this major issue. Many politicians and human rights activists have been advocating for better gun control and better ways to keep students more protected in schools. Some people believe that school faculty should be allowed to carry weapons as a measure of increased security. Gun control is a problem that must be tackled by rethinking the presence of guns in our society and not making the problem worse by adding more guns and allow an outlook of using guns to
Have you ever thought about the fact that in America, an 18 year-old is old enough to buy a gun, but not a beer? The concern of a gun-crime being committed by a young man/woman is high, but what if they want to go hunting with their father? It doesn’t seem so bad now. Some people may think that our President isn’t effective enough, but there are too many people supporting each side for the President to make a large, yet fair decision. There may be two sides to the story, but what is the right option? This question of safety and gun control has become part of an on-going controversy due to views on The Constitution, the national gun control laws, as well as the fact that most Americans would like an updated background checking system.
Only four months into the calendar year of two-thousand-eighteen, and there have already been eighteen school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to 1.4 shootings a week. “If only educators had a gun…” Staunch gun rights advocates across America continuously promote this scenario to lobby feverishly for the training and arming of school faculty. The issue of gun violence in schools has been a pressing issue on the forefront of national politics in the past few years. Although our elected United States President, Donald Trump argues that guns in the hands of teachers could prove to be beneficial, arming educators has the potential to promote a war zone, which inevitably could stimulate more violence; and allowing teachers to carry firearms could discourage
Juvenile Crime says, “As a society, do we really want our teachers to be prepared to shoot children, perhaps even kill them?”After the tragedy at Dene Building of the La Loche Community School, schools are asking that teachers be allowed to carry guns to protect themselves and their students. As a high school student this is a mixed feeling for me. This subject truly speaks to me, because I firmly believe that if someone comes at you with a gun
School shootings have grown and become a big problem for the United States over the past four to five years. The issue is a hotly debated topic and has divided people because of their views. The truth is, there isn’t just one answer to this problem and people are so worried about their views and their guns they are slowing the rate of change. To truly reduce the number of shootings we need to, stop bullying in schools, improve support for the victims of bullying, make the ability to obtain a fully automatic weapon more difficult for the mentally ill, create a checklist or steps for schools to identify and deal with the problem, ban certain weapon accessories, and improve school safety.
Gun control has been a hot topic in the media lately. The government seems to think that it would be a wonderful idea to take away our right to bear arms. May I remind you this is our right according to the second amendment? The second amendment reads, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Just to be clear on the meaning of the word infringe, it reads, “To actively break the terms of a law, agreement, etc.” With that in mind, why would any American think that it’s ok for our government to take away our right to bear arms? Not to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but is this not what Hitler did to the Jewish people, before launching his murderous campaign against them? Sure there would be some benefits to having gun control, I am not completely biased on the subject. But Newton said it best in his third law of motion which states, “for every action, there is an equal, and opposite reaction.”
“We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future” was a quote by Joseph Joubert, a well-known essayist, put it simply. People ought to learn from and respect the past, don’t trust the present, all to make the future better. This is something to always live by because the past is not always right and the future should be provided for. Joubert had the right idea. Everyone could learn from his ideology even if they do not completely agree. A topic that is relevant right now and to this quote is gun control. Owning guns is our constitutional right. Many people take that right too far by purchasing military grade firearms. People have become divided on this very current issue. Some say there should be stronger restrictions on purchasing or owning a firearm, while other say there should not be stronger restrictions on purchasing or owning a firearm. Regardless of opinion, now is the right time for both sides to reach a compromise about this very important issue.
One, you put put a whole mess load of guns close to kids that can be used accidentally. Second, you create crossfire that can get a lot of innocent people killed. Third, you make it hard for police responding to figure out who the good guy is and who the bad guy is” (qtd in Chavez). Reece Talley, a teacher, firearms instructor, and a military veteran, says “It is my opinion that arming teachers is not going to be an effective deterrent to campus shootings. Most of the teachers I know will hesitate before firing. It’s the way they are wired. Stand in front of a student and take a bullet? Sure. But take out a shooter? They aren’t wired like police. However, making all entrances and exits secure will effectively stop school shootings. Rather than go after guns, let’s do something that really counts, something proven to work: Let’s make schools so hardened against a violent intruder that they lose their luster as “soft targets” (qtd in Thornton). No good will come of having guns brought onto school
Since 2013, there have been 306 school shootings in America. That is an average of one shooting per week. The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located in Parkland, FL was committed by nineteen-year-old, Nikolas Cruz. He was armed with an AR-15 and open-fired in the school, killing seventeen people and wounding several others. This is the deadliest school shooting since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It’s extremely unfortunate to know that children are also victims of America’s gun violence crisis, even while attending school. It is even more unfortunate and frustrating to know that the National Rifle Association (NRA) use school shootings like Parkland to encourage policies that allow guns in schools. According to Everytownresearch, there is no evidence to validate the increased safety of arming teachers in schools. As a future early childhood educator, I am against bringing guns into my school and classroom. I hope this is not the change we take as a nation, because I believe students and faculty members deserve more respect than this.
On the topic of gun control, the main objective is to aim towards regulation along with the restriction of the possession and the purchasing of firearms. The whole idea that is public policy issue, is due to the fact the right that US citizens have within the second amendment. According to Cornell University Law School in their legal information institute the second amendment is defined as, “"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." (Legal Information Institute) The tension between both the second amendment and the gun control laws, have put America into a stand still whether or not if there should be regulations. The main purpose of
The first article is about how, in 2016, Virginia’s Democratic governor and Virginian Republicans compromised on gun safety. This issue impacts Virginia as it allows citizens from states with less strict concealed gun carry laws to carry their guns in Virginia, which potentially could cause safety issues. Nonetheless, it also allows state police to conduct background checks in gun shows and restricts people who have committed domestic abuse from buying weapons, which, in total, makes the state safer. The parties involved in this compromise are Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Speaker William J. Howell, however, in the article, House Leader David Toscano and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence also comment on the compromise. An important
To begin with, the first thing I will do to make schools safer is to install key card locks and metal detectors in every entrance. The reason why I want key card locks is because only faculty and students would have special key cards that would let them into the building and people without the key cards could not enter the building. This prevents any unauthorized personal to enter the building and endanger the faculty and students. The reason why schools need metal sectors is to make sure faculty or students are not carrying a dangerous weapon with them. Also, the schools should bring in a Police Officer so the kids can be educated by a person who knows about safety and protection. This will give students a better knowledge of gun safely. Another, idea is to have a gun drive in the local community. The reason why we should have a gun drive so people could trade in their guns for money. The reason why this is important is because young kids are curious and adventures. They can find anything in the house even if the parent puts stuff in a safe place. I guarantee kids will find items even though parents thought the area was a safe place. Kids will find items like guns because they think it looks cool and will bring them to school to show their friends. Then a kid will be injured or killed because they were playing with the weapon during recess or gym. Therefore, a gun drive would eliminate guns from homes because parents can not watch their kids