Essay On Gun Control In Schools

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Joyful children skip and play around the playground at their elementary school on a sunny early Monday. Pure bliss from a child remains constant as their love for life can be seen through their captivating smiles. Singing, dancing, and play fighting remains steady outside as the teachers try to control their energizing spirits. In the blink of an eye, this would all suddenly disappear. An older man with a hoodie enters the school with such anger and rage. He raids the place and pulls out his handgun that hides within his jacket. Bullets fly everywhere and any student in site remains an easy target. Screams echo throughout the hallways as teachers try to exit the remaining students out of the bloody murder scene. Lifeless bodies rest …show more content…
Today the issue of students carrying handguns to school has worsened compared to five years ago when an estimated 270,000 adolescents carried handguns. In the past month about 645,000 high school students have carried a gun at least once in the past 30 days according to the Center of Disease Control. Texas A&M University reported that in rural areas more than 40 percent of adolescents are able to acquire a handgun. Some students fear attending school because of the frequency of guns being brought to school. A survey administered by the National Center of Education Statistics shows that one out of every five eighth graders exposed a shocking statement that she or he has seen some sort of weapon at school. The result of this remains fearing because many students end up with handguns of their own which strengthens the fear that was meant to be alleviating to this problem. The terrible domino effect of this affects school administrators who must find the finances to purchase metal detectors worth $4,000 instead of textbooks. It is also reported from the Los Angeles Unified School District that school security officers have upgraded from carrying 38 caliber revolvers to nine millimeter …show more content…
95.5 percent of people require medical attention such as hospitalization and emergency care out of the 15,000 individuals that are injured each year by a handgun. Gunshot victims go through struggles such as becoming permanently and severely disabled. The costs inflate due to the numerous amounts of bone shattering gunshot wounds which place a burden around our nation’s health care system. Emergency rooms earn the nickname “knife-and-gun clubs” because the physicians declare to disarm their patients before they can help them. One facility also paid a staggering $6 million for medicating gunshot victims. The average cost per patient is $6,900 to $64,000. These costs would greatly diminish if guns were controlled. Follow up care, rehabilitation treatment, and medication bills are also affected from the gunshot injuries. The leading cause of spinal injuries is gunshot wounds which cost America about $6.2 billion dollars. Finding armed guards and security equipment is a hassle for trauma centers and

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