The Santa Fe school shooting that claimed the lives of nine students and one teacher continue to supplement the series of school shootings in the United States. The fatal massacre of students in universities persists even with the increased deployment of school resource officers (SROs). In 2018 alone, America has dropped over 40 pupils to school shootings, and politicians continue to serve their messages of condolences to parents suffering in agony for the loss of their loved ones. A credible and realistic solution to this problem does not appear forthcoming in the not too distant future.
Even in the midst of this confusion, we have to attempt to at least speculate about some of the things that are helping the increasing incidences of school shootings, and that I can’t help but wonder if the next amendment has anything to do with it. The U.S. Constitution grants American citizens the right to keep firearms for their protection. While this may have seemed a noble move to protect the American citizens at the time of beginning, the price of it is becoming too weighty, claiming the lives of young and innocent Americans. Incidences of gun violence are on the upswing in the United States, and the solution to the problem might just be embedded in the litigation process.
Though the second amendment only permits the issuance of firearms to adults, a few of those adults do not seem to deal with the guns in the proper manner. A few of the kids involved in school shootings are reported to utilize their parents’ guns to commit the massacre. This, then, raises an important question of precisely how careful are the parents in handling their guns? Why are children having access to these firearms? The American gun culture is highly unregulated, and until it’s controlled, we should expect more incidences such as the Santa Fe shootings.
Interestingly, the majority of the policymakers and leaders in the USA still believe that the solution to gun violence is putting more guns in the streets. Texas governor Abbot, after the Santa Fe shooting, suggested that teachers should be armed and equipped to respond to these cases of school shootings. The most important question that I ask myself is if the installation of SROs, who were trained for years, have not solved the issue, how would arming the teachers help?
The only feasible way to solve the problem of school shootings and gun violence in the U.S. is simply to get the guns from the streets. Let the police do the job which they have been employed to perform; to provide security to the American men and women. The black economy Here in the usa is full to firearms, and until the federal government makes a move to remove those guns from the market, through a possible change of the constitution, incidences of gun violence might just continue to happen, and this will claim many innocent and young lives.