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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


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

Pay attention to all gun violence, not just mass shootings

By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

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

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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