The Second Amendment ‘shall not be infringed’

No country in existence has produced a document so paramount to its citizens’ own autonomy as the United States of America and its framers did with the Constitution when it was ratified in 1787. The Constitution has stood the test of time as the supreme law of the land and with good reason. It gives us Americans, guaranteed, inalienable rights in which we solely own, that protect us against potential government infringement and tyranny.

After watching friends die, student survivors are still targets

After yet another mass shooting took place, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many from the community were left with feelings of grief, fear, and above all, anger. Rising from this tragedy were the student, the survivors, and with them came the much needed discussion on gun control. One of those survivors, Emma Gonzales, has received critical acclaim for her powerful speech calling out the NRA and President Donald Trump alike. “If all our government and President can do is …

Pro/Con: Should campus police carry guns?

PRO: Fight Fire With Fire Cailynn Knabenshue Asst. Lifestyle Editor Suppose there’s an active shooter on campus. How do you expect first responders, specifically campus police, to fight them off with anything other than a loaded gun? I’m not advocating for the Second Amendment, nor do I want it to become easier to get access to firearms and no, this article isn’t sponsored by the NRA. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I think that the reason for so many shootings nowadays is because of …

Obama’s gun control move backfires

President Obama hit the ground running in 2016, renewing his initiative to implement what he calls “common sense gun laws.” Though the President’s recent executive actions mirror laws that California has been implementing for years, they will have an effect on gun violence in the Golden State. Past attempts by the President to push for gun reform have been met with strong opposition by Republicans in congress and members of the pro-gun lobby, and rightfully so. Since it’s not the responsibility of the executive to …

Yes to stricter gun control

The live televised fatal shooting of two journalists in Virginia in August revived the debate about gun control and whether adopting a strict gun ban is the best way to go. On August 26, 2015, two journalists of WDBJ-TV, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, were both shot and killed during a live broadcast in Virginia. The gunman, Vester Flanagan, was a former employee of the news station. It is believed that the gunman said his attack was revenge for the church shooting in Charleston, S.C …