constitution

Gun control debate

Gun control debate

04/04/2019 By Duke Staff While the national outlook for gun control in America is often disheartening, advocates in Pittsburgh are finally able to celebrate a local win this week. In a 6-3 vote by the Pittsburgh City Council on April 2, three gun-control bills were passed in response to the Tree of Life shooting last […]

The Second Amendment should be reevaluated

The Second Amendment should be reevaluated

04/05/2018 By Eddie Zakreski | Contributor  The Second Amendment reads, “A well regulated Militia (sic), being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This is one of the most controversial sentences in the Constitution. The language establishes that the right […]

Staff Editorial; Inalienable rights need no redefinition

By Duke Staff   When the Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the nation watched with anticipation. These two laws are at the center of the United States’ marriage equality debate. Gay and lesbian rights are not a new issue; the fight […]