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

Gov. Phil Murphy is pictured in Trenton, New Jersey, in March.

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.

Trump’s 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.

Pay attention to all gun violence, not just mass shootings

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)

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.

Gun-free zones leave Americans defenseless

An added sign designating the school in Yosemite Valley a gun-free zone is posted below the residential sign near administrative offices in Yosemite Valley, March 17, 2010. (Eric Paul Zamora/Fresno Bee/MCT)

By Marlo Safi / Columnist

October 13, 2015

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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