Gun Control In Schools Essay

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Gun control in the United States ranks as one of the biggest domestic issues today. The issue of whether citizens can own guns or whether they cannot own guns causes debates 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 in schools. People can only describe school shootings as terrible events. Some people believe if teachers or school officials could carry guns it would eliminate the threat of school shootings. Some people believe the only way to solve the issue of school shootings is to enforce tougher laws on gun ownership and to not allow any weapons on campus or school grounds.. First, we need to talk about a few of the deadliest school shooting in the United States. In 1999, two students opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. They killed thirteen people and wounded more than twenty. The deadliest school shooting took place at Virginia Tech University in 2007. Seung-Hui Cho killed thirty-two people. Seung-Hui …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 need to sit down in a room and not leave until they can agree on some kind of solution that does not violate the citizen’s second amendment and protects students and children of this country from school

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