Would gun control actually prevent school shooting ?

Asked by: stephannoi
  • Why do we need to sell assault rifles at all?

    They are designed to kill more than one person. Why do we sell these weapons out to people that are made to kill a crowed of people? To me its like selling nukes out to private citizens. To me it's insanity and completely insane. What ever delusion could cook up such denial

  • YES ofcourse we need

    It's time that america need to wake up and see the realilty instead not be being manipulated by guns industry.Here are some website about gun violence and gun control is one of the highest gun violence and school shooting in the world.If we banned guns,it also reduce gun violence.

  • Yes,it's actually obvious

    Mass shooting happens too frequently in america.Just look up on the statistic and compare countries between which has strict laws gun control and countries which has lack of gun control.I will show you the website : control would ofcourse reduce number of mass shooting and the consumption of guns.

  • It would be more difficult to acquire the weapons.

    Gun control wouldn't prevent ALL school shootings, but it would make acquiring a gun more difficult. Gun control could lower the number "impulsive" shootings caused by intense periods of rejection, anger, or an episode of mental illness. There's an article about the city of San Francisco putting a net along the Golden Gate Bridge to lower the number of people jumping from the bridge. The program was very successful, even though people could still jump after bring caught in the net if they really wanted to die. Just putting a minor obstacle in the path of a split-second decision can be enough to prevent someone from taking action on that decision.

  • Mass shootings and gun control

    Gun control does work. After the mass shooting in Port Arthur, Australia in 1996, a conservative government implemented gun control and there have been zero mass shootings since. There were 13 mass shootings prior to the gun control laws.
    Anti-gun control advocates say even with gun control, there will still be crime. So it doesn't make sense to have gun control because gun control wouldn't eradicate 100% of gun crimes or does it?

    See expose on gun control

  • Have any of you heard of Columbine?

    Evidently, many people forget about the Columbine school shooting. In case you didn't know, Columbine happened during an "assault weapons" ban that was instituted by Bill Clinton. Also, plenty of schools have been allowing teachers and students with permits to conceal carry on campus and haven't had any issues. Utah has let teachers have guns in school for over a decade now.

  • Guns are not the only problem

    You know that quote "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." While I feel that lessening the selling of assault riffles might lower the number of Assault rifle incidents, school shooting will not stop. Here are the facts. The access to guns is truely NOT the biggest issue when it comes to school shoots whether or not a gun was used during the act.

    The fact is that the shooter is not the ONLY one to blame. Tragedy's like school shootings are never as easy as "The boy was crazy and had a gun" there is always more to the story. Many school shootings are a result of heavy bullying that neither the school nor the parents do anything about it. If schools were more interested in their students mental health and got more involved in bullying instead of having this "kids can be cruel" mentality it would help.

    Mental health is a very big problem. It affects millions of Americans every year. 1 in 5 to be exact. If access to medications and psychiatry was a lot more affordable than the number of school shooting incidents would be a lot less. We have so many people working on scientific advancements yet the mental illness rate is absolutely ridiculous and cost plays a very big role in that.

  • Good Luck With That

    Like abortions, gun control laws wont prevent shootings from happening. Of course, less people would have guns, but the smarter, wittier people, will have their hands on them. Look at Dylan Klebold and Ed Harris, they, despite being 'not morally right' were intelligent in some ways. If a gun ban was put in place, we would have smarter people shooting up schools. And also, since normal people can't have guns, there would be nobody who knows how to use a gun. Sometimes, guns aren't just for shootings, but also self defense. Imagine what would happen, then make up your mind.

  • Guns just make killing easier.

    I think if someone really wanted to kill a bunch of people, they'd find a way, with or without a gun. Guns are just a convenient and somewhat impersonal way of doing so.
    One issue I have with gun control and flat out banning is that saying we should ban guns because of school shootings is like saying that we should ban religion because of the crusades, massacres, martyrdoms, etc... It's hypocritical to assume the right to take away something like that especially when the person(s) doing the taking wouldn't be undergoing the same circumstances.
    Gun control means the government, which controls the military, would be obtaining the guns... If you don't understand what I'm trying to point out here, I'll lay it out for you: Who would get the guns the people no longer have? The second amendment was created in order to give the people, the citizens, a fair chance to defend themselves. It's not the guns that should change, it's the purpose of use that should.
    Even if you were able to figure all of that out, then we have the issue of illegal gun trade. If guns were banned, illegal gun trade would sky rocket. No one likes feeling helpless in their own home, and people in America are too used to the feeling of security they can acquire by simply having a gun in a near by place.
    I do think more regulations should be put into place, for instance psych evals and ensuring the gun owner has a secure place to keep it. I think assault riffles should be treated differently than hand guns, in that there should be lots more regulations and restrictions on them. It shouldn't be easy to get one, but i don't think it should be impossible either.

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Scratch says2015-06-18T17:49:44.040
According to a Columbine survivor:

"Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons"
"The evidence is very clear pertaining to the inadequacies of the assault weapons ban. It had little to no effect when it was in place from 1994 until 2004. It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher. The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something laws that they broke."

BlackOpal97 says2015-06-27T11:57:42.797