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Mayor Bill Peduto spoke at a Thursday afternoon event in Schenley Plaza about gun control legislation pending in the state General Assembly.

Elected officials, community leaders push for gun control at Oakland event

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021
Elected officials and community leaders joined together Thursday afternoon at Oakland’s Schenley Plaza to call on the Republican-led General Assembly to pass gun control legislation.
Kathryn Fleisher, a senior politics and philosophy and GSWS double major, is the founder of the national gun violence prevention nonprofit Not My Generation.

Student, national activists speak on gun violence solutions

By Claudia Huggins, For The Pitt News November 5, 2019
About 20 community members, faculty members and students joined together Monday night to attend the Gun Violence Prevention Panel hosted by the Pitt Dems.
Kathryn Fleisher, a senior politics and philosophy and GSWS double major, is the founder of the national gun violence prevention nonprofit Not My Generation.

Kathryn Fleisher is “willing to fight” for a future without gun violence

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer October 14, 2019
Fleisher, a senior at Pitt, founded a national nonprofit focused on inspiring young people to advocate for localized gun violence prevention.
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.
Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 17, 2019
In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.
Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

Pitt professors explore psychology of mass shooting survivors

By Sid Lingala and Hannah Schneider November 30, 2018
The recent expansion in the DSM–5 of PTSD gives more insight into the general psychology of mass shooting survivors.
Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

Professors examine gun violence, mental health correlation

By Maggie Young, For The Pitt News November 27, 2018
After 346 mass shootings in 2017, 321 have occurred so far in 2018 — and studies continue to show an increasing number of these incidents.
A broadcast journalist is filmed on the scene of a protest in opposition to President Donald Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.

How FBI, journalists prepared responses to violence

By Erica Guthrie, Staff Writer November 27, 2018
From the FBI to WPXI-TV, police officers and journalists alike have to be prepared for unpredictable mass acts of violence. Because of the unpredictable characteristic of mass acts of violence, these organizations must have plans that are ready to be set in place.
Trumps inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

Trump’s inadequate response to the Tree of Life shooting

By Mackenzie Oster, For The Pitt News November 16, 2018
Trump’s initial response to the Pittsburgh shooting was to suggest the addition of armed guards in places of worship and a stricter implementation of the death penalty. Both of Trump’s suggestions model the behavior that they seek to prevent — the addition of more violence and death to society.
Junior English writing major Jack Habib discusses suicide statistics at Wednesday night’s “Let’s Talk Gun Violence” event in the William Pitt Union.  (Photo by Brian Gentry | Contributing Editor)

Pay attention to all gun violence, not just mass shootings

By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor October 1, 2018
There are many different types of gun violence in America today, and calling for simple, blanket solutions to such a multifaceted issue won’t solve anything, just exacerbate existing problems.
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