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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Police and other emergency personnel from multiple jurisdictions converged on Kennywood Park late Saturday night in West Mifflin for reports of shots fired inside the amusement park.

Editorial | The shooting at Kennywood shows how much we need gun control

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 29, 2022
The recent shooting at Kennywood shows just how crucial gun control is needed in this country.
Attendees gather on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park during Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” rally.

‘Change must come’: Rally calls for gun control in light of recent mass shootings

By John Blair, Senior Staff Photographer June 14, 2022
Around 250 people gathered on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park on Saturday for the 2022 Pittsburgh March For Our Lives rally.
Kyle Rittenhouse stands in the courtroom of the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Nov. 18.

Editorial | Self-defense laws need to be clearer

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 29, 2021
A loophole in the self-defense legislation allowed Rittenhouse to walk free. This should not be the norm, but it unfortunately is.
Editorial | Rescinding concealed carry permits will help keep air travel safe, efficient

Editorial | Rescinding concealed carry permits will help keep air travel safe, efficient

By The Pitt News Editorial Board October 8, 2021
This is a necessary step to keep air travel safe, and will hopefully incentivize passengers to double check their bags before they head to the airport.
Editorial | Ban assault weapons now

Editorial | Ban assault weapons now

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 25, 2021
In order to curb mass shootings, the United States needs to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines now.
Some worry that Beto O’Rourke’s firm stance on guns endangers future efforts of gun control legislation.

Opinion | Democratic calls for rifle bans are misinformed

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist September 29, 2019
For the sake of competent policy, Americans should hope that proposed gun legislation like this is not put into action.
State Rep. Dan Frankel held a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on gun violence on Friday morning in the William Pitt Union.

State Rep. Dan Frankel hosts gun policy hearing in WPU

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer September 14, 2019
Friday’s meeting, attended by about 20 members of the public, centered on HB1075, a bill that seeks to establish a process for obtaining ERPOs.
Gov. Phil Murphy is pictured in Trenton, New Jersey, in March.

Editorial: More states should follow New Jersey’s new gun policy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 10, 2019
More states should consider similar executive orders going forward to have a greater possible impact on gun policy in this country.
Students get off buses after being evacuated to the Recreation Center at Northridge after one student was killed and at least eight others were injured during a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7 in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Opinion | Electing a Democrat in 2020 is our best hope for curbing gun violence

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist May 14, 2019
In order to protect our children and collective morality, further action must be taken by lawmakers in efforts to curb the rate of gun violence. Electing a Democrat in the upcoming 2020 presidential election is America’s chance to take a stance against our gun problem.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed three gun control bills into law Tuesday afternoon.

Peduto signs gun control bills, lawsuit filed in county court

By Jon Moss, Contributing Editor April 10, 2019
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto signed three controversial gun control bills into law Tuesday afternoon, including one that prohibits the usage of certain assault weapons within the City. Several Pittsburgh residents immediately filed a lawsuit against Peduto and the City Council, arguing a state law preempts the new City law.
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