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GUNS »» CRIME »» SCHOOL SHOOTINGS »» Jan 23, 2023
The use of firearms in school violence, including violence between school students and attacks by outsiders, has become a near-commonplace event in recent decades. From Columbine to Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook, the names of these schools and the horrific events they bring to mind have left a void in the hearts of many. However, there are many school shootings we donít hear about. Since 2009, there has been at least 180 shootings at K-12 schools across the US, taking the lives of 356 victims. Both gun rights and gun control advocates have suggested ways to prevent the next school shooting. These ideas include posting armed security guards at schools, arming school employees, hardening school structures and entryways, and restricting access to firearms. Opponents of placing guns in schools warn that arming teachers and guards will increase the chance of accidental shootings, or of others acquiring their weapons. Advocates claim school and community gun violence is a result of many factors and will require a multifaceted approach to decrease the likelihood of another school shooting. Among others, this approach could include better screening and treatment for the mentally ill, better school construction, and better ways to keep undesirables from acquiring guns and ammunition.

The 2022 Safer Communities Act provides critical resources to expand community mental health services for children and families, funds school-based mental health and supportive services, invests in telehealth mental health services to expand access, and invests in community crisis intervention programs.

Proposed Legislation: Reintroduction of H.R.4301 - School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act (116th Congress 2019-02020)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Lucy McBath (GA)

  • I oppose reforming current school shootings policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (CA).
  • I support requiring the Department of Education to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. Such report shall collect specified information, including: 1.) The number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide. 2.) The age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each victim. 3.) The motivation of the shooter. 4.) How the shooting was stopped. 5.) The number and type of firearms and ammunition used in each shooting. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Lucy McBath (GA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
Winning Option »» I support requiring the Department of Education to publish an annual report on indicators of school crime and safety. Such report shall collect specified information, including: 1.) The number of school shootings that have taken place nationwide. 2.) The age, gender, race, ethnicity, and nationality of each victim. 3.) The motivation of the shooter. 4.) How the shooting was stopped. 5.) The number and type of firearms and ammunition used in each shooting. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Lucy McBath (GA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.

GUN VIOLENCE

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GUN VIOLENCE

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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

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SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

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STALKING

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STALKING

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Poll Opening Date January 23, 2023
Poll Closing Date January 29, 2023