Gun Control Essay

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Dane Wagner Mrs. Henderson English Comp 12/12/12 Guns in school: Root of All Evil You may recently have picked up a newspaper or turned on the television to see the news and you may have question about what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children’s safety in our schools. Since last year the number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly. On Tuesday February 29, 2000 in Mount Morris Township, Michigan a six-year old boy shot his classmate to death in their first grade classroom. Police reports show that the two youngsters had an argument the previous day. A single shot was fired inside the classroom at Buell Elementary School around 10 a.m. The young boy said he brought the gun to school to frighten her but accidentally fired a shot. "We've had other schoolchildren take guns to elementary schools before… but it never went this far with it. Society refuses to take responsibility by locking up their armed weapons." Said by a local schoolteacher (Johnson 3). Since last year there have been fifteen different school shootings in which many students have died without any reason. Who should we blame for this? Should we blame the parents, teachers, schools or our government? Before blaming anyone you must hear what the two sides of gun control have to say. It is very wise on a topic that has concerned all of us since last few years. Therefore a survey group has come up with some questions to which will help shed some light on the topic. Very first question that arise in people’s minds after witnessing the horrible tragedies is should we have more gun control laws? Many of us differ on this issue. Proponents of gun more gun control laws feared that until stronger gun control measures are taken there will be

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