Essay on Should Gun Control Minimize School Shootings?

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Would gun control minimize school shootings?
School shootings have been on the rise in the past couple of years. Most people ask themselves would gun control help reduce school shootings. It seems that the gun control topic is only brought up when a school shooting occurs. We shouldn’t think about controlling guns every time a school shooting happens. A school shooting is defined as anybody getting injured or killed by a gun. According to the FBI a mass shooting is one where at least four people are killed by a gun. In most cases we don’t hear about the school shootings that happen because there isn’t a major number of casualties, so there not big news. In fact, most school shootings go unheard of. There have been 47 school shootings reported in 2015 alone, yet this number is susceptible to change. 26 of the 47 shootings have resulted in death or injury and the other 21 have resulted in no injuries according to ABC news. This is actually a high number if compared to the past two years.
A study completed by every town research found that from December 15, 2012 through December 9, 2014 there was 94 school shootings most of which where conducted by minors. This research started right after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting on December 14, 2012. The Sandy Hook shooter was identified as Adam Lanza who was 20 years old at the time had a lot of issues that where suggestions of mental problems but, now one paid attention to them. He killed 20 children and 6 adults. He had several…

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