Cristal Williams, Anthony Moreno,
Alex Adkins, Kelvin Burford, Rocio Terry
RES/351
Preparing to Conduct Business Research
Instructor: Said Nik-khah
October 12, 2015












Schools Safety
This paper will describe the selected issue of School Safety. There comes a time in everyone\'s life where they have heard of, dealt with, or come in contact with the issue of School Safety. In recent events, school safety is questioned because of gun violence. There have been many school shootings that put school safety at great risk.
This week, the nation was once again shocked, as a gunman killed nine at a community college in Oregon. It\'s the uniquely American gun paradox: how can something so horrifying be so routine? As a somber -- bordering on disgusted -- President Obama noted: "We\'ve become numb to this." In truth, this isn\'t everyday violence -- it\'s more than every day. In the 274 days of 2015, we\'ve had 294 mass shootings, and 986 since Sandy Hook in 2012. The question is, when will our level of disgust be high enough that we do what\'s needed to lower the body count? "If you think this is a problem," said the president, "then you should expect your elected officials to reflect your views." Until that happens, he said, we all bear a share of the blame: "We collectively are answerable to those families who lose their loved ones because of our inaction." Will we rise to the challenge? (School Shootings, 2015).
The issues that many of these public schools face is the lack of implemented safety precautions such as not having enough or any metal detectors in site, some schools may not have a resource officer on duty, a better security plan and protocol, not having enough parenting presence which has confirmed in the past few years, that many of those parents of children and adolescent with mental and behavioral issues were not aware of their children committing such massacres like the one in Sandy Hook and Columbine High School. Lastly, better gun laws and education, these continue to remain an issue that has led to those recent school shootings.
The magnitude of finding the right solution to the ongoing school safety when it comes to the recent school shootings is by identifying a better type of control over the gun issue that starts with the following. The United States Supreme Court is facing an extremely important, however, delicate subject when it comes to the gun laws in America. As we contemplate the deaths of young children at Sandy Hook, of movie-goers in Aurora, of those at prayer in Oak Creek, of those meeting with their elected officials in Tucson, of the 30,000 annual deaths from gun violence in this country, we need to ask ourselves what it will take to achieve effective public health strategies to end this bloody epidemic.
In the past few years, states have seen historic and unprecedented progress in adopting gun laws to help keep communities safe from gun violence. A total of 99 new laws strengthening gun regulations have passed in 37 states nationwide since December 12, 2012, and ten states have made major overhauls to their gun laws. 2014 was a remarkable year for smart gun laws, with California\'s Gun Violence Restraining Order Law, Washington State\'s successful ballot initiative for universal background checks, and seven states adopting legislation to keep guns out of the hands of domestic violence abusers. However, the single biggest gap in our nation\'s gun laws is the lack of a background check requirement when an unlicensed individual sells a gun. Unlike licensed gun dealers, unlicensed "private" sellers are not required to conduct background checks on gun purchasers. This gap allows thousands of dangerous people, including convicted felons, domestic abusers, and the dangerously mentally ill, to acquire guns every year, even though they are legally ineligible to possess them.
There are two major federal laws that regulate firearm ownership and sales. The National Firearms Act of 1934 restricts civilians from owning automatic weapons, short-barreled shotguns, hand grenades, and other powerful arms. The Gun Control Act of 1968 focuses on commerce. It prohibits mail-order sales of weapons and requires anyone in the business of selling guns to be federally licensed and keep permanent sales records. It also prohibits knowingly selling a gun to those with prior criminal records, minors, individuals with mental