gun control

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

Pittsburgh gun control legislation is a necessary step in preventing attacks

04/11/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor On April 9, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed into action legislation that would restrict the use of assault-style weapons, like the one used to kill 11 people at the Tree of Life Synagogue last October. We unfortunately live in a time in which every public event comes with […]

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 […]

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

New Zealand gun laws changed after Christchurch shooting

03/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski On Friday, March 15, I received an update on my phone that a man entered the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 50 people. I was surprised that I wasn’t being informed about an attack in the United States, but that did not […]

Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy sparks gun control debate

Pittsburgh synagogue tragedy sparks gun control debate

11/01/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” “Cars kill people, too, but we don’t ban cars.” “I need guns for protection in my home.” The list of arguments from proponents of the Second Amendment goes on and on. To me, they are not arguments. They are excuses. And […]

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Gun debate continues, assault weapons unnecessary

Spencer Murphy | Staff Columnist  04/26/2018 In the current environment surrounding the debate on gun control, it is hard to reach a satisfying position. The general disagreement, at least currently, is focused on automatic weapons and if the right to own such weapons is justified. Many people want these weapons outlawed for a simple reason: […]

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Duquesne will not discipline high school protesters

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 In reaction to the sheer volume of students participating in the national walkouts, many high schools were faced with a choice: to punish their students for their actions or to support their right to protest. President Ken Gormley announced in late February that students’ admissions decisions to Duquesne would […]

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 […]

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

03/22/2018 By Vincent Gullo | Staff Columnist  An interesting quality about modern political discourse is that in the wake of tragedy and desperation, players from both sides of the aisle still find ways to belittle their political adversaries. The horrific shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was viewed as the last straw […]

Gun control necessary to prevent next mass shooting

Gun control necessary to prevent next mass shooting

By Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 10/5/2017 In 2017, over 300 people have been killed in mass shootings and on average, there has been one major mass shooting every two months since 2010. These numbers could end with Las Vegas. Our government has the capability to make this the last mass shooting in the United […]

Girl killed by unattended gun, purchased illegally

Girl killed by unattended gun, purchased illegally

By Shivani Gosai | Asst. Opinions Editor  Gun violence is huge problem in America; this is apparent. It might seem like mass shootings are America’s biggest gun-related issues, but those only make up a small percentage of overall gun violence. The issue is deeper than that. On March 12, a 3-year-old girl, Yasha Ross, was […]