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Not All Heroes Carry Guns
Police officers are heroes and much like, “Not all heroes wear capes,” not all heroes carry a gun. Teachers are heroes to a lot of people and that’s because they teach, and they love and care about their students. Sometimes someone doesn’t love their teacher or someone at school; and sadly bad people will take a lethal weapon designed only to end someone’s life and end students’ lives. How did they get this weapon, you might ask? Well, because guns are too easy for someone to get even if they’re crazy. That is exactly what happened in Parkland, Florida; a young man took an AR-15 and he killed 17 people. So, students went into action, because they didn’t want their school to be shot up. President Donald Trump says we should give teachers guns so that they can shoot the school shooter, along with a small bonus, but that’s a TERRIBLE idea; violence isn’t the answer. I believe we shouldn’t give teachers guns.
Just a few days ago, I went to a “March For Our Lives” march. My mom was protesting with me because she believes that we should not go to school in fear of getting shot while we are trying to learn. Gun control has gotten a lot of press lately, but there have always been people protesting against the terrible gun laws and demanding gun control; I was in that group of people. I was protesting for gun control after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where 27 people were killed, at city hall. Six years later, we’re still dealing with the same problem. We are still fighting for gun control and schools are still being shot up; we need to prevent the sale of more assault weapons. We need to make it a lot harder and rarer for schools to be shot up. If we give teachers guns then someone could steal it or a teacher could accidentally or even purposely shoot someone.
I believe that if everyone one realized that we shouldn’t give teachers guns and we should have gun control, people would feel safer and be safer. There would be less crime because there would be gun control. There would be fewer school shootings because people with mental illnesses wouldn’t be able to get a weapon that easily. Students would be safer because teachers wouldn’t have a gun around them. That’s the reason I believe that teachers shouldn’t get guns and we need reasonable gun control.