Staff received identification badges and school doors began to be locked during the day… [and that] the school campus was cut off from the surrounding area by a fence (Shootings 2012).” What they failed to realize is that these security measures will mean almost nothing to a shooter. A door could be easily shot off the hinges and the lock on the door could easily be shot off, and the fence they put up could easily be cut or climbed over. Schools should also make sure to not have a “Gun Free Zone” sign in front of the school, because in most cases the most common places for shootings to occur are in places where there are those signs. This is due to the fact that anyone who is thinking of shooting the school will know that everyone there is defenseless. The shooter will decide to go to the school with the sign rather than the
Many will argue that it is a person’s constitutional right under the second amendment, the right to bear arms. Many will argue this amendment is no longer needed and others will base an entire argument on this amendment alone. The need for citizen to own and possess firearms should be a preference of the city or county of residence. The issue of crime reduction is an area that is discussed when the rights of possession of firearms is argued, the data consistently shows that crime increases when there is no presence of firearms from
Some of those reasons being the crime rates, the costs of what could happen, and injuries. Firearm injuries have killed more than 28,000 Americans each year since 1972 (Ruben). In 2007, thirty-one thousand two hundred twenty four Americans died due to homicides, suicides, and accidental shootings. Accidental shootings happen quite often. In 2007, around seventy thousand Americans were hospitalized due to accidental shootings.
Safety officers should be armed in all schools in order to minimize crime. Many people believe is it completely ludicrous in fact unbelievably insane the fire arms should be kept on school grounds. Allowing for safety guards to have access to using gun power in an elementary school can increase a young mind’s thirst for violence. Under no circumstances should a gun be visible to a child
Are Metal Detectors Necessary in Schools? While school shootings are a terrible thing that happens in our society, metal detectors are unnecessary in our schools today. Do metal detectors deter people from walking into a building and start shooting everyone? The cons of having metal detectors in schools are that they are costly, can create a bottleneck near the machines, and are useless if the shooter is outside the school. Metal detectors do not have a place in schools, and should not be the choice that school districts make.
there is no solid proof that the media causes violence, and although parents do a lot to help and protect their children, there are still some steps that can be taken to protect their children against violent and sexual material. Government intervention not stands for it. Violence starts at home, not on TV or in a computer game. America needs to stand together and fight youth violence and promiscuous sex without taking away the rights of citizens. We all want to help America's youth, but Government intervention (stronger enforcement of existing laws or new legislation) into availability of popular culture media would not help to reduce violence and promiscuous sex among America's
Arming Teachers I think violence should never be fought with more violence. Fighting a gunman with guns does not eliminate the problem of school shootings. I think arming our teachers is a bad idea if you consider all of the risk factors. A small child could find the gun hidden in the room and easily harm themselves. If a teacher had a gun it would have to be hidden somewhere, but not in a locked place for quick access if someone were to open fire.
GUN CONTROL “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.” This amendment has created a debate for the United States, which has caused controversy throughout the American people. Some argue that the amendment creates an individual constitutional right for citizens of the United States. The phrase "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" clearly states that citizens should be able to bear arms for protection. Under this "individual right theory" the United States Constitution restricts legislative bodies from prohibiting firearm possession, or at the very least, the Amendment renders prohibitory and restrictive regulation presumptively
In our country nearly one half of households own a gun and nearly thirty thousand people die each year from gun shot related wounds (Smock 151). It is because of statistics like these that gun control has become one of the most heated issues that our country is currently facing. While it is obvious that guns are dangerous weapons that must be used responsibly, many people are debating whether or not stricter laws should be put in to place in an attempt to lower the harms caused by guns. Many states and cities across the nation have already established laws that have made it harder for people to get their hands on guns. Many extremists have even asked for guns to be completely taken out of the hands of everyday citizens.
Drugs are good. Just kidding but shouldn’t we at least consider the consequences of the zero tolerance policy? Drug abuse in schools today is a major problem. Zero tolerance policy is a great way to stop the drugs but some of these rules are enforced just a little too harsh. I have seen drugs ruin people’s lives and tear apart their family, there is no doubt that anyone should be doing drugs, let alone kids.