Post Tagged with: "guns"

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 20 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 (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

Shooting Down the Gun Law

Texas has long been a breeding ground for gun rights debates — and its college campuses have become the latest focus of the conversation. More than half the members of the Texas House of Representatives have signed a bill that would allow concealed handguns on college campuses. Needless to say,[Read More…]

by March 1, 2011 0 comments Opinion

Most D.C. Guns Imported

Almost all of the guns used in crimes in D.C. are imported from other states, a new report says, with Maryland and Virginia as the chief exporters. The report, published on Sept. 27 by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of mayors founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg[Read More…]

by October 1, 2010 0 comments City News, News