If that question is asked at a table usually people would say “No”. A long time ago that answer would have no opposition, but now with the recent murders of students on school grounds that answer is not so easy to answer. In 2006 after the recent shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania a representative by the name of Frank Lease, a Green Bay legislator. Planned to introduce a legislation that would allow faculty to carry concealed weapons on school grounds as a deterrent against shootings. Allowing faculty to carry firearms can have an effect on mass shootings at schools.
First of all, crime rates will go down if select faculty on college campuses are allowed to carry a personal firearm. In Switzerland, every male is required to keep a military assault rifle in his home. Because of this, the crime rates in Switzerland are very low; among the lowest in the world. Also, every handgun in Switzerland is registered, so nobody is allowed to own an uncertified firearm. In addition, anyone with a felony in Switzerland cannot keep a firearm, so any criminal can’t legally own or buy a gun (“Rocky Mountain News” 9B).
When that didn’t work and it became clear that they were not going to disperse, at around 12:24 pm 77 National Guard members fired 67 rounds from M1 Garand rifles into the croud killing 4 and wounding 9 others, thus violently ending the protests. What’s even worse is that two of the students killed had not even been involved in the protest they were just walking to class and had gotten caught in the crossfire. This had a major impact on other campuses and nation wide. It caused an estimated 450 other campuses to stop protesting worldwide and it also got world wide press, their was even a song written about it. it was a tragic event that happened to people who only stand up against what they believed was wrong and tried to make a
The death rate of people has gone to an all time high due to no protection of the people in America by not banning guns and assault rifles. Every one out of twenty people in America will be shot at least once in their lifetime. People tend to make bad risky decisions when they have things that can do harm to others in their possession. If we limit the amount of harmful objects that people can have in their possession then the death rate of people would have a drastic drop. There is only bad things that can come out of having an assault rifle in possession, so there is no need for them in America.
7) The law was required for 32 states; the other 18 + The District of Columbia already had regulations like this so they were exempt from the law requirements. 8) The law was opposed by many congressmen who would look to the Second Amendment, and thought that it wasn’t constitutional because of the way it restricted the regulation of ownership of handguns. B: Effects of the Brady Bill 1) "Control and treatment states had the same gun homicide rates before and after the Brady law passed," Cook said. "It made no discernible difference. There is no statistically significant effect."
Uncomfortability does not make a problem disappear. It is possible that rape culture is ignored because no one knows a permanent solution for it. But not talking about it will not fix it. An environment where rape culture prevails is on college campuses. 1 in every 4 college students admit to being raped or sexually assaulted on campus, this number fails to include the thousands of rape victims whose stories are never heard.
However, tragedies such as Sandy Hook give us even more of a reason why firearms shouldn’t be banned. A lethal criminal gunman sees a school as a weaponless haven full of vulnerable victims, making them the easiest places to perform their psychotic plans. I believe that some of these massacres could be prevented if places, such as schools, have a security guard who is armed and trained for these situations. In 2007, a gunman entered a Colorado church and shot and killed two girls. A former police officer who was volunteering at the church “drew her firearm, shot and wounded the gunman before he could kill anyone else,” as stated in Bennett’s article.
He managed to kill thirty people including himself. People still wonder why he really decided to kill all these people because they refuse to believe what was presented to them. With all the evidence that was giving, they never told the reporter or newscast how the shooting could have been prevented, and to me there were so many ways. The university could have taken more caution when they read some of his writings and seen that something was wrong, People could have been more nicer and showed more courtesy, and the university should have looked into his background correctly. Since they didn’t do all the following Cho was able to purchase a hand gun which allowed him to murder several people and to commit suicide.
The Kent State shooting was one of the major shootings and many people were hurt. This shooting occurred on May 4th, 1970 in Kent, Ohio. Involved in the shooting were unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard. The students fired sixty seven rounds in thirteen seconds, killing four students, wounding nine, and permanently paralyzing one (Jerry M. Lewis). Many of the students were only doing meaningless things and got shot for small things such as throwing rocks.
Gun control may be an issue on streets with minors, or people with criminal backgrounds, but it starts with people. There is also a million more cases of rape, aggravated assaults, homicides, pre-meditated murders that carry out with no weapons and our government has little or no bright ideas to put a ban on these sick acts. “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” Below are statements given by a few local people who volunteered their opinions but requested to remain anonymous. • “Take away the weapons and we are gonna be in a police state where the government controls everything…have you seen V for Vendetta…that’s what happens when you give the guns and control to the government.” – Male, Age 29, Bronx, NY • “We need assault weapons incase we go into another revolutionary war.” – Male, Age 58, Fleetwood,