The Pros And Cons Of School Shootings

Good Essays
People today are thinking seriously about arming themselves. It wasn’t always that way. The chain of events that have been happening in rapid succession around the world and coupled with instantaneous multi media coverage makes it feel up close and personal. People are questioning whether the government and local law enforcement can protect them. We look to the government to provide intelligence on terror cells. Law enforcements have been reacting to terror in the United States. It’s their duty. Police are the first responders. As you look around the country, the budgets for these municipalities to support local police operations are not equipped. Closer to home, in the United States, there is growing civil unrest and protest. We are seeing…show more content…
Over the past twenty years, there have been at least three major school shootings that hit the media. The most recent school shooting that caught the media’s attention was located in Newtown, Connecticut. A young man by the name of Adam Lanza, walked into Sandy Hook elementary and walked through the hallways and classrooms with an AR-15 and multiple glocks to massacring innocent young, children and teachers. Before showing up to the school, he walked into his mother’s room and shot her in the head four times. Lanza killed twenty children and also killed six teachers. After killing the most people, he thought that he could, he took a fatal shot to the head that he caused by himself. The second most recent school shooting that was all over the media was in April of 2007. This shooting took place at Virginia technical institute. A senior, Seung-Hui Cho, walked onto campus with sinister intentions. His target wasn’t a single person or a single group, it was everyone in his sight. Cho killed thirty-two people and seventeen others. Five of those victims were professors while the other twenty-seven were students. After killing these hardworking civilians, Cho committed suicide. This was the deadliest attack in the United states by a single gunman. The biggest school shooting to hit the media was the Columbine High school Massacre. Unlike the last two school shootings, there were two shooters by the names of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Two high school Seniors. They walked into the high school, located in Columbine, Colorado, and opened fire at everyone in their way. They ended up killing twelve students and one teacher along with injuring twenty-one additional people. When this hit the news, it was devastating and unheard of. No one has seen such a terrible act like this before. All these terrible crimes have to do with gun control and the problems with it in our
Get Access