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Editorial | Ban assault weapons now

Editorial | Ban assault weapons now

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 25, 2021
In order to curb mass shootings, the United States needs to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines now.
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.
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.
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)

Gun-free zones leave Americans defenseless

By Marlo Safi / Columnist October 12, 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...

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