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Editorial: Don’t let Remington fool you

Editorial: Don’t let Remington fool you

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Forcing a gun manufacturer into declaring bankruptcy might sound like an undeniable victory for gun control activists — particularly when that manufacturer is Remington, America’s oldest gun manufacturer, and when that announcement came just one day after the March for Our Lives March 24. But...

Editorial: Santorum surrenders to chaos on gun control

Editorial: Santorum surrenders to chaos on gun control

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For most of the participants at anti-gun violence marches in cities across the country Saturday, there was a broad agreement: Gun laws are currently too lax, and we need to tighten them up to avoid future carnage. Some people, however, were busy proposing bizarre alternatives to gun control. ...

‘We’re fed up:’ Thousands demand action against gun violence in Pgh march

‘We’re fed up:’ Thousands demand action against gun violence in Pgh march

By Kenan Meral | For The Pitt News

March 24, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, City, News

More than 30,000 people marched through Downtown Saturday afternoon, chanting “enough is enough” and “books not bullets” and waving signs with slogans such as, “If kids are old enough to get shot, they’re old enough to have opinions.” The Pittsburgh March For Our Lives, like others held in Washingt...

Lamb misses the mark on gun issues

Lamb misses the mark on gun issues

By Jeremy Wang | Senior Columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Southwestern Pennsylvania loves its guns. And for many Democrats outside Pittsburgh’s City limits, that part of the region’s culture has become a stumbling block to winning public office. Throughout his campaign, Conor Lamb — the Democratic candidate for March’s special election in Pennsyl...

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

Editorial: After shooting, student walkouts lead the way

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Florida’s state legislature disappointed gun control advocates Monday when it declined to consider a ban on the assault weapon used in last week’s high school massacre in Parkland, Florida. But for students, both in the state and around the country, that wasn’t the end of the story. From Minnes...

Florida shooting should be a wake up call

Florida shooting should be a wake up call

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

February 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Valentine’s Day is usually a holiday of showing care and appreciation for loved ones — but for many living in South Florida, it was a day of mourning and loss. February 14, 2018, just became a day marking one of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States. Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who had previ...

Editorial: Don’t ignore the politics behind gun violence crisis

Editorial: Don’t ignore the politics behind gun violence crisis

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 2, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

For President Donald Trump’s administration, sensitivity in the face of tragedy hasn’t been the norm — just last week, Trump took to Twitter to insult the mayor of an American city ravaged by multiple hurricanes. So when voices everywhere — from the conservative blogosphere to Washington, D.C., ...

Obama’s address: Keep guns out of extremists’ hands

Obama’s address: Keep guns out of extremists’ hands

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 6, 2015


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Fighting terrorism has reached a “new phase” for the United States, President Obama said during his Oval Office address last night. As we have improved at gathering information on terrorist networks and at foiling their plots, the president said extremists have turned to “less complicated” m...

Stop stigmatizing, start humanizing mental illness

By Kirsten Wong / Columnist

October 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

As mass shootings and other incomprehensible events happen so frequently, we search for the guilty, the motive and the solution. On Oct. 1st, Christopher Harper-Mercer was suspected of killing 10 people in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. It was the 294th shooting this year in which four or more people were killed or injured, classifying it...

Gun-free zones leave Americans defenseless

Gun-free zones leave Americans defenseless

By Marlo Safi / Columnist

October 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinions

It seems like every other week, a shooter walks into a public meeting space and opens fire. Just this Friday, Northern Arizona University and Texas Southern University had shootings that claimed the lives of one student from each university. The week before, in Roseburg, Oregon, Umpqua Community College lost nine of...

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