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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.
Students gather at the U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Arming teachers takes a step in the wrong direction

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist March 15, 2018

Teachers have a long list of supplies they absolutely need for their classrooms: poster boards, markers, textbooks, pencils and now — if President Donald Trump has his way — guns. With recent debates...

Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof is escorted from the Shelby Police Dept. Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Shelby, N.C.
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Don’t let shootings become a norm, focus more on victims

By Mariam Shalaby / For The Pitt News September 1, 2015

“Shooting,” exclaims the headline, sprawled big and wide across the top of the page. I should be sad, but I feel nothing. Nothing but annoyed. I no longer get a wave of shock or a sense of fear, nor...

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