Guns in Schools Essay
With the number of mass school shootings and incidents of violence in schools that have been reported since April 20, 1999; the public is crying out for stricter laws to help protect our children. In direct response to the Columbine High School shooting, schools across the country adopted a variety of “safety” measures that included mandatory uniforms to prevent the wearing of gang colors and allowing faculty to more readily identify intruders, installation of metal detectors and security cameras, ID badges to be worn at all times, and the increased presence of armed guards on campuses. While these measures are all intended to protect our children the fact that we are still experiencing violence in our …show more content…
The 2nd Amendment reads as follows, "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."(pp1) The 2nd Amendment was established to empower the citizens with the right and the responsibility to be prepared to defend our nation. With this being the case, what better place to practice this right than in our schools, protecting our Nations’ future in the form of our children.
Most, if not all of the school shootings came to an abrupt end when the shooter(s) came against a hard target, or realized that they were not going to get out alive, and took their own lives.