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
Jeremy L. Hoskins English Composition II 15 January 2013 Essay School shootings are without a doubt a tragedy, but the question arises as to what the people of this country can do to prevent further crimes. Many people want to allow school teachers to carry firearms in order to protect their class. This idea has been well thought out, and pondered upon since the first attacks on a school. If the teacher was subject to regular physiological evaluations, and kept trained on the proper procedures on using a weapon, then there is no reason why they should not be allowed to carry a sidearm. It would be a deterrent to anyone who thinks about committing a crime in a school.
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
People who own guns need to keep them put away and out of the reach of children. Parents cannot think that because they taught their children all about guns that it is ok to keep the guns accessible to all. Parents needs to understand themselves how much peer pressure a child gets and what peer pressure will cause someone to do something they knew was wrong, but they still wanted to be in the cool bunch of kids. Or the only way someone will like me is if I pretend to shoot my best friend. So truly it is about the training of guns not the
Each day, 100,000 students bring a gun to school, and another 160,000 students cut class because they fear physical harm (National Education Association). Those numbers may seem alarming, and so it is understandable as to why searches would be conducted to try and reduce these numbers. Also the controversy of whether a student’s fourth amendment right is being violated leans toward the administrator’s side. Schools do not need a warrant to be able to search lockers since the lockers technically belong to the school, and as long as there is reasonable suspicion, the searches are legal (Surveillance in Schools) (Constitutional Conflicts). Whether random searching is legal or not, it does not change the fact that students still feel violated of their privacy
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.
In 1994, Clinton enforced his version of gun control by banning assault rifles. After revisiting the constitution and realizing the effects of gun control from American history, I believe a better solution in preventing mass murders is not gun control but rather enhancing public safety and refining background checks. A majority of Americans are not ready to give up their Second Amendment right. Although other people believe that by removing this constitutional right, gun
Families, schools and communities disapprove of crime and this acts as a form of 'informal social control' People lock their doors and windows against burglars, and perhaps avoid badly lit areas, or certain parts of town, with the intention of reducing the likelihood of victimisation. All this is fairly straightforward. But since the early 1980's there has been a growth in the idea of crime prevention as important, if not more so than criminal justice in controlling crime. In the United Kingdom a lot of crime is found out through social media before any local services actually address this towards the public. For example ‘The murder of 21 year old Billy Dove in Hemel Hempstead in 2011 was first addressed through Facebook and other social media websites before the police or any other emergency service could
With assault weapons, the casualty numbers are naturally larger, and limiting magazine size could reduce fatalities. The media mostly focuses on gun crime when there is a tragedy, for example a school shooting with children as victims. In reality, most gun deaths are crimes including only one bullet and one body, and in these cases Obama’s proposals would not help. Children are the most important citizens of the United States – they are our future. To prevent school shootings, and other future gun crimes, it is important to help kids with mental problems at a young age.
The activists believe people will have gun fights over things as simple as parking spaces. Basically anti-gun activists believe that normal people can not be trusted with weapons to protect themselves or their families. Americans can be trustworthy with concealed weapons, gun laws do not affect the criminals of the country, and guns are not only used for bad to hurt innocent people. Americans have the constitutional right to own hand guns and stricter laws and licensing will not effectively save lives.