Students, staff speak out about Las Vegas mass shooting
Joe Gilligan and Jaclynn Pierce
In the wake of the tragedy in Las Vegas, we asked the students and teachers at CHS what, if anything, could be done to prevent mass shooting in the U.S.? Here were some of your responses…
"I don't think things like this could truly be prevented. If people really have the desire to go through with something like this they will. Mental health is where I think the issue really lies. As a whole the country's health care is primarily the problem. People do not have the help they need to understand their mental state and prevent them from making these choices."
“The only way that I see to prevent killings of mass proportion like the ones here in the U.S. is for the people who administer large gatherings to increase security.When possible,large gatherings should be in places that are as not easily accessible for terrorists and psychopaths to get to.”
"I think there are irresponsible people and responsible people... but just because something happens doesn't mean you should take the rights away from the responsible people. With that being said, they should increase gun security, but not take our rights away."
"In order to subside mass shooting incidents, people must stop blaming either the gun or the person, rather than both."
"Although nothing can be done to completely prevent mass shootings, the U.S. government can enforce stricter gun control and prevent the sell of military style weapons used in mass shootings."
"No one should own a death machine specifically designed to mow the most people down in the least amount of time. Y'all can hunt and protect yourselves with a gun, but do y'all really need a semi or automatic weapon to do so? No. If no one can buy them or the bullets, then maybe crazy people would be less inclined to shoot large amounts of people. Even if they still tried, a lot less people would die...
"In my opinion, I believe playing the blame game will never resolve any issues or prevent tragedies. You must hold all guilty parties responsible and work through issues accordingly. Don't blame the gun or the person, blame both and learn how to keep the military guns out of the hands of psychopaths. More mental health evaluations and help should be offered."
“Tighter security at any events such as the concert that took place, as well as at the hotel he stayed at.”
"I think that all the gun control in the world will not 'fix' the problem. People that shouldn't have guns will always find a way to acquire one. I believe that as a country, we need to put more effort into talking about mental health. People don't want to talk about it or recognize that it exists because as a society we have been conditioned to treat mental health as a taboo subject. Many of these...