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Editorial: Santorum surrenders to chaos on gun control

A demonstrator participates in the March For Our Lives rally, in which protesters demanded stricter gun control laws Saturday morning. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 27, 2018

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

Students and other demonstrators lead the Pittsburgh's March for our Lives Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Kenan Meral | For The Pitt News

March 24, 2018

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

Participants in the 2018 Women’s March hold up signs supporting Conor Lamb, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th district. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Jeremy Wang | Senior Columnist

February 22, 2018

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...

Florida shooting should be a wake up call

Mourners gather at a vigil that was held for the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday. (Jim Rassol/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

By Ana Altchek | Columnist

February 19, 2018

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...

Assault rifle, open-carry appeals rejected by Supreme Court

By Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News (TNS)

November 28, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court steered clear of the intensifying gun debate after the mass shootings in Nevada and Texas, turning away two appeals from firearms advocates, including one that sought a constitutional right to own a semi-automatic assault rifle. The justices, without comment Monday, left intact...

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