Gun Control

Gun Control

GunControl

GunControl

Gunshave become a menace to the public in the hands of psychopath andindividuals of unstable minds. The un-curtailed access and use ofillegal firearms in the hands of unauthorized civilians has led tonumber of incidents in the recent years. The mere thought of firearmsinstils fear and panic to the public due to the event that culminatedin a number of deaths and injuries to civilian population thatincluded children. The same case of phobia cloaked the students of Florida Atlantic university where one Emeil Tavon Steward on one ofthe social site Yik Yak posted a video on an imminent gunman attackon the “breeze way“ causing a huge frenzy at the campus. The videotook no time to go viral sparking a hysteria episode throughout thecampus among the students and staff fraternity. This clearlydemonstrated how the events of recent years on the subject of gunshave become a trend to worry fear and outright catastrophe in thesociety today.

Asmuch as the incident can be termed as a hoax, the reality is that itscared students and the public at large to theirs wits. The matteris of serious concern and sparked a huge media blowout due it thesensitivity of the matter. The issue of security has once again beenput to the test and its enforcers put to the task. “ Security ispart and parcel of providing a safe and conducive environment todevelop young minds and when such a key component lacks in thesociety the aspect of getting knowledgeable fails. We feel securityis not enough in light of recent events.&quot John Meyer, 23 years,faculty of social sciences.

Thesame sentiments were echo by a college who vehemently expressed herdissatisfaction in the nature of the security. “We need to feel safeamongst our colleges and safe to walk around the school without thefear of such an incident hovering around us. A safe environment isgood for academic and co-circular activities. And this is not it.“ Hether Mayfair, 20 years, faculty of Arts. Corey King, 25,“ Securityis paramount to a good education system. The incident was recklessand unthought-of and has raised a lot of security concerns.“

Theissue of guns in our school system has been the genesis of masskilling a great tragedy to the nation such as the Sandy HookElementary School shooting in 2012 where a total of 20 children and 2members of staff died horribly in the hands of a gunman. This is thesecond most deadly mass killing in school history in the UnitedStates after the 2007 massacre in Virginia where a 23 year oldstudent went on a killing spree and killed 32 people. The incidenceshave been reported among the worst mass killing events in the U.Shistory both taking place in learning institutions. It isdisheartening to face the terms of such tragedies which have robbedthe country of young bright minds great professionals and individualsof change.

Guncontrol has been a subject of debate and contention with fewerpolicies on the means to control the access of firearms. As thematter is out of hand legislation over the years has not beeneffective in combating the vice nor reduction of illegal firearms onthe streets. The new gun control executive is a stern measure on theefforts of the government taking charge of the situation andpreventing another Sandy Hook. The laws seeks to limit theaccessibility of guns as well as find a background of the firearmholder with limitation on ammunition and a ban on assault rifles .The policy also seeks to set up measure of emergency response plansfor schools and religious institutions.