The Second Amendment As One Of The Factors Of School Shootings

About twenty years ago on April 20, 1999, a terrifying tragedy that shocked America occurred at Columbine High School. It started out like a normal day at school with all the students attending their classes without a concern about the terror that would happen on that day. But a couple of hours later that would all change. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, had showed up to school that day equipped with guns and would go on a massive killing spree to kill 12 students, 1 teacher and at the end turning the guns on themselves.

This event was a big shock to the whole nation and it left everyone with a bunch of questions in mind as to how this ended up happening, one of them being. How was it possible for two teenagers to get their hands on weapons that are capable of doing so much damage?

I believe it was because guns are too easily accessible in the United States because of the second amendment. I mean, it's clear that your country is facing a serious issue, when data shows that there are being commited school shooting every ten day in the US. Data from other countries with more gun restrictions also back up my argument. From 2009-2018 there occured a total of 288 school shootings in The United States. If you compare that to countries such as England and Italy that had a total of 0 school shootings in the same time span, it's clear that America is facing a big problem, which has got to do with their lack of gun restrictions.

I believe that the reason that guns are so easily accessible in America is because of their fearful culture.

I think part of the United States culture is based up on fear and distrust. That’s the reason that any adult with no criminal history can buy a gun legally. The fact that one in every third home finds it necessary to own a gun to feel protected, says a lot about how dysfunctional some parts of the American culture is. I think one of the reasons that the American people live under such a constant fright is that the news channels are covering so many tragic events, which causes people to believe that there is more violence going on than there actually is. Naturally, people start feeling unsafe and the easiest solution to fix that is buying a gun in the local gun store.

However, the people of America need to realize that by doing this they're only supporting the American gun laws, which according to the statistics i mentioned earlier is what causes these mass shootings.

In conclusion, I believe that in order to lower the amounts of school shootings happening every year in the US, people need to realize that they're going to have to remove the second amendment. Allthough some people may find it frightening to not constantly have a gun in their possession, they need to take action to lower these high numbers of shootings. And in the future when a shooting like the Columbine Shooting happens, instead of putting all the blame on the psychopathic teenagers, try to look at what we can do to prevent this from happening in the future, which in my opinion is more gun restriction.

16 August 2021
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