Post Tagged with: "guns"

EDITORIAL: Keep GUPD Officers Unarmed

Bringing guns onto Georgetown University’s campus is a potentially dangerous solution to a problem that has already been addressed. Last week, students representing GU Advocates for Responsible Defense delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia recommending all Georgetown University Police Department officers be armed to reduce the risk[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 7 comments Editorial
DILLON: A Right to Be Heard

DILLON: A Right to Be Heard

I am both proud and ashamed of this country’s mixed reaction to recent incidents of gun violence, particularly the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., during which 17 students were killed. I am proud that the U.S. education system can produce young men and[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: ALI ENRIGHT FOR THE HOYA

Students Advocate for Arming GUPD Officers

About 20 students presented University President John J. DeGioia a letter on April 13 advocating for the Georgetown University Police Department to equip its officers with firearms. The group, GU Advocates for Responsible Defense, recommends that armed Metropolitan Police Department officers patrol campus temporarily while GUPD officers undergo firearms training,[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

PULLIN, SHAPIRO & VAHEY: Keep Guns Off Campus

Imagine sitting in a Thursday morning seminar, still bleary-eyed from a late night in Lauinger Library. Suddenly, you catch a glimpse of a .38 Special revolver peeking out from a classmate’s tote bag. That on-edge feeling — that trepidation — is a sentiment we hope Georgetown University students never need[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

IRVINE: For Students’ Safety, Allow Guns on Campus

Laws restricting gun ownership will not prevent gun violence or end school shootings. For our safety, Georgetown University should arm campus police and the D.C. Council should allow students to carry firearms on campuses. Joining nearly 3,000 schools nationwide, Georgetown students participated in a walkout Wednesday to demand legislative action[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 24 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

FAGAN: A Tragedy Sparks a Movement

On Feb. 14, the country was once again horrified by news of another school shooting, this time at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Seventeen dead; 14 injured; thousands traumatized. Since then, Americans have seen fiery activism that has not followed past shootings. This spark came from the survivors of[Read More…]

by February 23, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
TOM GARRETT FOR CONGRESS
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
The Opposite of Love is Indifference

The Opposite of Love is Indifference

I am from Chicago, or “Chiraq” as some call it, a name coined by media and locals because of a death rate by guns comparable to that of Iraq. Whether this statement is accurate or not, the name signifies a larger truth about the gun violence in Chicago. This past Fourth[Read More…]

by July 15, 2015 1 comment Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide

Concealed Carry on Campuses Considered

Legislation to permit concealed firearms on college campuses is currently being considered in 10 states, with gun rights advocates arguing that such laws would reduce sexual assault. Bills to allow guns on college campuses are currently being considered in Florida, Nevada, Indiana, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

In DC, a Waning Gun Culture

Concealed carry, banned. Assault weapons, banned. A background check, online training and gun safety testing — all required before purchasing a firearm. According to ABC News, the gun laws in the District of Columbia and the DMV area are among the strictest in the nation, forcing area residents to jump[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top