Post Tagged with: "gun control"

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas have rallied with gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety to organize a March 24, 2018 protest in Washington, D.C., dubbed the March for Our Lives, and have garnered national attention.

Prospective Students Protesting Gun Reform Will Not Face Repercussions

High school students who participate in peaceful protests, such as demonstrations concerning gun reform, will not face negative admissions repercussions when applying to Georgetown University, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced yesterday, joining peer institutions in showing support for student activists. “We provide applicants an opportunity to elaborate on any[Read More…]

by February 25, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Q&A: Glamour College Women of the Year Winner Discusses Gun Violence Advocacy

Q&A: Glamour College Women of the Year Winner Discusses Gun Violence Advocacy

Glamour Magazine recognized Sarah Clements (COL ’18) as one of 10 recipients of its annual College Women of the Year award yesterday. This year marks the third year in four that a Georgetown student has won the College Women of the Year award. Last year, Daniela Fernandez (COL ’16) won[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation seeking to weaken D.C. gun control laws March 15.

Congress Looks to Weaken DC Firearm Laws

Republicans in Congress introduced a bill this month to weaken gun control laws in Washington, D.C., sparking criticism from District officials concerned with federal meddling in local policies. Freshman Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.) introduced legislation on the floor of the House of Representatives to weaken D.C.’s gun regulations March 15.[Read More…]

by March 28, 2017 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Panelists Push Gun Control Laws

The government must introduce stricter gun-control laws in light of the June 12 Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, according to a panel on LGBTQ issues Nov. 9 in the Healey Family Student Center. In June, 50 people were killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Lisbeth Melendez Rivera, the director of Latino[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Obama Solidifies Substantial Legacy

Presidential legacy is a tricky balance of the good, the bad and the scandalous. Should we remember former president Franklin D. Roosevelt for the New Deal without recalling his policy of Japanese internment? Should the Monica Lewinsky scandal overshadow former President Bill Clinton’s economic policy, which led to a federal[Read More…]

by October 28, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Obama Proposes Executive Gun Control Action

In response to the recent series of mass shootings around the country, President Barack Obama outlined a set of executive actions to address the issue of gun violence in a speech given from the White House Jan. 5. The president began his address by referencing recent shootings in San Bernardino,[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GUMC Professors Analyze Gun Violence In New Book

GUMC Professors Analyze Gun Violence In New Book

Georgetown University School of Medicine clinical professors of psychiatry Liza H. Gold and Robert I. Simon argued that links between mass gun violence and mental health are exaggerated in their book Gun Violence and Mental Illness, which will available for sale in December. Gold said she was inspired to begin[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Gun Control Questions Arise Again in the Face of Tragedy

Ten lives were cut short this month in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. In the wake of the tragedy, the Obama administration issued a response to gun violence that has never been seen before. This administration argues for the need for a staunch and unwavering commitment to[Read More…]

by October 25, 2015 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Forging a Safer Future Through Gun Control

On Tuesday, Andy Ward and Alison Parker were buried. We failed them. In the past few days, we have been left to make sense of their execution, which was broadcast on live television to an unsuspecting local Roanoke, Va. television news audience during an early-morning report. In the five days[Read More…]

by September 4, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Safety First, Guns Second

For decades, Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation — banning both the ownership of handguns and the ability to carry guns in public spaces. But recent court decisions have chipped away at the foundation of D.C.’s gun control framework. Not only do these[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top