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Gun violence, bigotry must not define our generation. We must condemn it.

Gun violence, bigotry must not define our generation. We must condemn it.

05/02/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Mr. Rogers once said that when your heart can cry another’s sadness, your heart is full of love. Today, all of our hearts are a little fuller in the worst kind of way. Within the last week, two shootings have claimed the lives of three people. The first […]

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 […]

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 […]

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A proposed policy by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education could ban guns in “sensitive areas” on the campuses of 14 publicly owned universities in the state. In fall 2013, the Public Safety and Security Task Force assembled by the state system drafted a policy that would […]