Some believe that children who go on shooting rampages should be tried as an adult. Other solution proponents proposed were new technology devices such as trigger locks and personalized guns. Opponents of gun control in schools believe that stricter laws and regulations are unnecessary. They believe that children will commit crimes regardless if they have a gun or not. They say that “it’s not the gun that pulls the trigger, but the person behind the gun that does.” If a child cannot use a gun, then he will use a knife or any other GUN CONTROL AND PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS 13 Weapon.
There is too much of a chance for things to go wrong with weapons being available on school property. The security guard could be over powered and the weapon that they have in possession could be taken. Some individuals would believe that a new or better security system can be a more practical solution to school setting and not more weapons. They would rather have cameras to watch for the suspicious activity then to bring any weapons into the schools. It could make the students and the staffs feel more uncomfortable.
If the aim of our government is to protect our schools, then why not post an armed serviceman at ever school. That would solve the problem of not having work for returning veterans. If we, as a people, want to continue to be free than we must protect our right to bear arms. Guns are what won our country its independence, and it is not time to turn away from what got us to where we are today. Crime cannot be totally eradicated, and tragedies will happen whether the murderer is wielding an AK47, a knife, a baseball bat, or just a simple crock pot.
To prevent school shootings, and other future gun crimes, it is important to help kids with mental problems at a young age. More mental-health counsellors and anti-bullying resources for schools would be a good place to start, because that taking away the American’s right to own a gun is probably not going to happen anytime soon. External sources: "Obama unveils sweeping new gun control proposals" (03:23) January 16, 2013 "How will Newtown shootings change the US gun debate?" (02:08) December 15, 2012 "National Rifle Association: Obama's gun control reforms abuse rights" (01:00) January 23, 2013 "Protection for Obama's Kids: Gun-Free Zones For Ours?" (0:35) January 16, 2013 "US gun debate: Could Obama's guns plan work?"
If a teacher had a gun it will go smoother and quicker. Since the teachers have guns it will be faster than calling the cops and waiting for them to come (Debate). The police stations could be miles away from the school; by the time they arrive it might be too late. During the massacre the gunman wouldn’t expect schools to have guns in their classroom or trained teachers. This means the teacher is given a chance to fight the gunman or at least calm them down (Huffingtionpost).
Politicians love to use the idea that removing legal guns will drastically reduce suicides, asassinations, gang-violence, school shootings, accidental child deaths, and general murders. They don’t consider the fact that someone that wants to kill themselves will do it anyway they can, or a college kid trying to tear up his school will just blow it up if he cant find a gun. Gang’s don’t use registered guns to commit their crimes, they use black market weapons. The result of implementing full gun control will not only endager the civilians of the country because they cannot defend themselves, but will also lead to people losing their freedom and living in fear. The criminals should be living in fear because they know that their victims have the ability to retaliate when attacked.
Without this law, school officials would not be able to move swiftly to take control over dangerous issues that might cause other people their lives. If, this student has this gun in his trunk, he will be in a whole lot of trouble. On top of that the gun is stolen. So, the student could be looking at about 6yrs in prison. Then, the other charges for having the gun on school property will be another 2 to 4yrs in prison.
The ones who use the guns for protection feel that the gun control laws can take away a person’s right to protect themselves and loved ones. Those who own guns and know that they have protection if they need it feel a sense of security. For example, if someone is breaking in your house you don’t know if that person is breaking in to steal something or to cause harm to you or your family; that is when you need a gun for protection. If someone is breaking in and sees that you have a gun they will ultimately run away whereas if you are unarmed the intruder knows you have no way to defend yourself. The use of guns by responsible people can and does reduce violent crimes.
This article reveals how students are using their lockers to hide weapons brought from their own homes to resolve some of their problems they are facing with other students. Moreover, children are being arrested and charged as adults for carrying and bringing weapons to schools. Many cases like this one are happening in the United States school grounds, ending with tragic results. Many parents are not aware of their own children’s behaviors. Parents could also help the authorities by letting school teachers and counselors know if they are aware of any misbehavior at home.
I do think that it would be almost irresponsible for teachers to have guns. This paper will be focusing mainly on the topic of if teachers should be able to carry guns in school, the qualifications needed as a teacher to carry that gun, the argument against teachers carrying guns, and why it seems more of a probability that the gun would be more of liability then it would help. Before we get into