--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---
May 7, 2001
-- Opinion --
By Kaishi Lee
should ban guns in all 50 states.
Constitution allows citizens to bear arms so they can shoot wild animals. It is
more than two centuries old, yet presidents are afraid to rewrite it.
lives are endangered.
long ago, a 6-year-old girl was shot by her kindergarten schoolmate. Think about
the Colombine High School incident that left the nation in shock. Post-Colombine
incidents kept the nation in fear. Lives ended with just one shot….
is murder. Juveniles in America should be dealt with severely for killing. They
should know that carrying a gun and shooting people is wrong.
major problem is that parents are so busy with work and their careers that they
forget their children need family warmth and love. Parents should nurture their
active minds about guns, punishment and life.
schools should be on the lookout for troublemakers.
schools have cliques. Students not in cliques are the “outcasts.” They
desire true acceptance and join the “Outsiders” group. They thirst for
revenge and popularity. Remember Dylan and Eric…
in America should have gun-detecting devices. They should invite guest speakers
to give talks on the dangers of handling weapons, including guns.
are going through puberty. They are changing. They need to know what is right
and wrong. If they are more aware, they will get on the right track.
teenager should consider his moral values, his upbringing, his subconscious mind
and his integrity before pulling the trigger.
Lee is a 15-year-old student in Singapore.