Against Gun Control

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Gun control in the United States is one of the biggest domestic issues today. The issue of whether citizens are allowed to own guns or whether they are not allowed to own guns is debated every day. Gun violence continues to rise in public places. Large cities see more gun violence than anywhere else in the United States. Part of the violence in large cities happens at schools. School shooting are terrible events. Some people believe such events could be avoided if teachers or school officials were allowed to carry guns. Some people believe the only way to solve the issue of school shootings is to enforce tougher laws on gun ownership. First, we need to talk about a few of the deadliest school shooting in the United States. In 1999, two students …show more content…
In 2002, a man named Peter Odighizuwa went to The Appalachian School of Law with a handgun where he opened fire. Two students at the school ran to their vehicles where they personally owned handguns and ordered the shooter to drop his weapon. The shooter dropped his weapon and was arrested later by police. Also, there are many cons to allowing guns in schools and on campuses. One of those cons is angry students may use violence after a bad grade. For example, if a teacher or professor gives the student a bad grade on a test, then the student can walk in the school with a gun and shoot the teacher or professor and nobody would stop him because carrying a gun in school would be accepted. In May of 2000 a thirteen year old honors student shot his teacher on the last day of classes at Lake Worth Community Middle School. Another reason teachers or students carrying weapons in schools is an issue is students can feel uncomfortable if a students or teacher carries a weapon. With all of the violence in schools, kids may feel uncomfortable if they see other students or teachers carrying a weapon. This could cause the kids to not feel safe and not want to attend school. Parents would express their opinions quickly. Some parents may support teachers carrying weapons and not students. Some may support neither carrying weapons, but school violence needs to …show more content…
Both sides want what is best for the students and want to keep school shootings from happening in the future. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre President Barack Obama said “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years,” and I could not agree more with this statement. These terrible massacres happen to often in this country and something needs to happen to prevent massacres like these. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings the National Rifle Association said “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun.” The government and National Rifle Association needs to sit down in a room and not leave until they can agree on some kind of solution that does not violate the citizens second amendment and protects students and children of this country from school

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