What is the relationship between gun laws and school shootings?

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1. Gun laws would not stop school shootings.

1.1. gun control needs to be tougher according to the United States(Smith and Ross).

1.1.1. Smith, Patricia, and Brooke Ross State that the Second Amendment gave Americans the right to "bear arms." However, for more than 200 years, people have disagreed over how to interpret the amendment.

1.1.1.1. This means that the second amendment gives people to have a gun, but a lot of people disagree with the amendment because a lot of bad things can happen with a gun.

1.1.2. Smith, Patricia, and Brooke Ross explain that "No single law, no set of laws, can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society,"

1.1.2.1. This makes me think that no evil can be stopped with gun control or gun laws.

1.2. to reduce mass shootings, it requires local and cultural solutions, and research did not link more gun control with less violence, and the supreme court determined that gun control is unconstitutional(Malcolm, John G., and Jennifer A. Marshall).

1.2.1. Malcolm, John G., and Jennifer A. Marshall says that "some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem[,...] it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct."

1.2.1.1. This means that the second amendment is old and with our army as the pride of our nation, we don't really need to carry around guns since gun violence is a big problem in the U.S.

1.2.2. Malcolm, John G., and Jennifer A. Marshall suggests, including the Second Amendment guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms, the traditional role of the states in our federal system, and the central significance of family.

1.2.2.1. This matters because the second amendment allows people to get a gun with a license.

1.3. Because if there are too many people who have guns, its kind of hard to stop a mass shooting.

1.4. Because people will still find a way to get guns and shoot up a school and hurt students.

2. Gun laws would stop school shootings.

2.1. Because of gun violence, students died(Weldon)

2.1.1. According to John Weldon, Gun-free school zones only stop law-abiding citizens from bringing guns to school.

2.1.1.1. This means that only citizens can't bring in guns, but students can, so that is bad.

2.1.2. John Weldon explains that, the anti-gun lobby would have us believe that mass shootings are the result of the availability of high-powered, semiautomatic weapons.

2.1.2.1. This is important because we need to do something about how we give people semi- automatic weapons, because it is a result of mass shootings.

2.2. Better gun control can reduce gun violence and legislation is possible with the Sandy Hook family(Bennett)

2.2.1. Matt Bennett suggests that Americans were saying at their kitchen tables: "They are killing our babies; this has got to stop."

2.2.1.1. This matters because we need to do something about gun laws because it is killing parents kids.

2.2.2. Matt Bennett explains the total number of gun deaths per year is about 31,000. This includes roughly 11,400 murders, 19,000 suicides and 600 accidental shootings—more than 10 firearms deaths per 100,000 people every year. By contrast, Japan, which has strict gun control laws, has 0.07 per 100,000, and Switzerland, where most citizens have guns in the home, has 3.84. In addition to deaths, the U.S. has about 80,000 firearms-related injuries annually and 500,000 crimes involving a firearm every year—about one per minute.

2.2.2.1. This connects to the viewpoint because Matt Bennett explains a lot of stuff how many deaths per year because of guns, a lot of murders, and etc. This is why gun control won't stop school shootings.

2.3. Because gun laws would stop people from bringing in guns in school.

2.4. Because if they enforce it harder no one will be able to shoot a student.