Should Teachers Carry Guns in the Classroom? For all the dangerous places in the world, such as places with wars and violence, you would think that a place where we send our own children would be safe. Schools shouldn’t be a place of fear. Schools are not safe anymore because of the violence that goes on in schools and sometimes deadly school shootings. We have had a lot of recent school shootings so far this school year and the year isn’t even over yet. As a matter of fact, the semester isn’t even over yet. I don’t believe that we should let teachers carry weapons but we should have more school resources officers on hand in the school. Dr. Patrick Johnston once wrote in an October 8, 2006 article for the website, NewsWithViews.com, and he wrote, “A drifter walks off the street into a Colorado public school and kidnaps a half dozen girls before sexually molesting then shooting one of them. Three Wisconsin teenagers are taken into custody for plotting a bomb attack on their school. A teacher is gunned down in Vermont as a man searches angrily from classroom to classroom for his ex-girlfriend. Another student in a rural school shoots his principal. That’s just the past six weeks in the public school system.” (Johnston 2006). That is pretty outrageous that there were so many incidents in schools in a matter of six weeks this school year. In the article that Dr. Johnston wrote called Stop School Shootings: Let Teachers Carry Guns, he doesn’t think that…
Are guns in school an effective safety measure, or a dangerous liability?
As increasing amounts of shooting incidents are reported on the news, people are faced with the question of whether having guns in school is an effective measure to ensure safety. Scratching the surface one may think it is a good idea, however in the spectrum of things the dangers far outweigh the benefits. Students and teachers need to be protected, but nonetheless, requiring teachers to hold guns in their classrooms…
Guns Under Fire: Something Needs to be Done
“Do you believe in God?” This was the bone chilling question that many students heard as Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold stalked the eerie halls of Columbine High School gunning down their fellow classmates and teachers on April 20, 1999 (Johnson 4). There have been around forty incidents of school shootings in United States history. This does not take into consideration the number of murders, mass shootings, and massacres. There are those people…
Composition (ENGL 1113)
Dr. Whitney Vandiver
Due Monday, October 22, 2012
In the gun world we have many types of guns. We have different styles, different calibers, different actions, and different sizes. The caliber of a gun is the size of the bullet and the amount of gun powder in it. The action of the gun is how it loads a bullet into the chamber and how it ejects it. When choosing a gun you should also consider manual or semiautomatic.
Many people choose different…
The topic I choose to discuss is the issue of gun control. This is has been an issue in the United States for awhile now but just recently exploded when the Sandy Hook massacre happened almost a year ago. There are two sides to the argument, people who want stricter gun laws and the people that don’t. I support the side of less strict gun laws. Lawmakers want to add all these laws that are just going to make law abiding citizens more susceptible to gun violence. I believe with less…
16 April 2014
Teachers Take Control
Violence such as the high profile school shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania can cause concern within school communities, even if they are not directly affected by the events. Adults and students struggle to understand why these events happen and, more importantly, how they can be prevented. School principals and superintendents can provide leadership in reassuring students, staff, and parents…
By: Becca Newman
I was born with asthma. I have a severe case of asthma. Asthma has affected my life in so many ways. Three ways that asthma has effect my life is I can’t breathe normally around strong perfumes or scents. I get short of breath playing soccer, and I have a lot of asthma attacks.
During the day, it will get hard to breath and so I have to use my inhaler. But there are also so many things…
The Issue of Gun Control
Will stricter gun control of guns really reduce crime? Gun control laws are designed to restrict, control, and license gun ownership to the general public. It has been a controversial topic for many years with two extreme sides. The side for stricter gun laws would argue that guns are the biggest threat to people and directly result in increased crime. They blame guns for increased crime and they believe the easiest way to solve that problem is to enforce more restrictive…
a society where gun ownership is higher than any other country, the need for security is becoming a topic of discussion. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut has brought about the reexamination of the rules and regulations that are set in place at this moment pertaining to firearms. The reexamination will result in some kind of change, but the question is what kind. There are two major sides at conflict over this contentious topic. One suggests that the gun-free zones in schools…
American Government and Public Affairs
Instructor: Roger Pao
Submitted by Tenisha Brown
Having a job as a President is a lot of responsibilities. I commend them because I could not do it. The job of a President is very stressful. I watch our current President Obama and looked back when he first got into office how nice he looked. I am not saying he still does not look nice but now he has more gray hair then before.
The president as the chief executive officer is…
Guns were used for one owns protection, if they take our guns away how will we defend ourselves from criminsls? Now if they take guns away from the good guys then the only ones left with guns will be the bad guys. I believe that we do have a right to bear arms as mentioned in the Bill of Rights. We have that right for a reason and should be free to practice it.
Okay, I understand but what if the guns fall into the wrong hands and are used for malicious purposes? Not everyone uses…