Historical Event I Lived Through
On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in Newton, Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School and his mother at their Connecticut home. The ages of the child victims ranged from 6-7 years old. This event was one that shocked the nation, including myself, leaving us in horror. This is a significant event because it provoked arguments about new gun laws. After this event, I think gun laws should be changed. The law should be that before a person buys a gun, a significant background check should be ensued. The background check should include a check on the person's friends and family as well, so a crazy person couldn't steal their mother's gun and go on a killing rampage, as Adam Lanza did. This tragedy affects me because I remember feeling scared that any day another Adam Lanza could walk into my school and kill my friends and myself. After the Sandy Hook killings, my school, St. Matthew's, took action against preventing such a calamity, and posted a security guard at the front of the school. As I get older, I will remember this as a jarring wake up call for the United States. This catastrophic event proves that harsher laws need to be implemented. My more sensitive side will always remember this event by the Time magazine front cover I saw on December 16, 2012, of all of the cute little kids that never returned home that day from school.