This past week, the U.S. experienced multiple mass shootings within a four day span, with two of them happening within 24 hours of each other. When one shooting occurs, more shootings follow. These recent shootings have brought the attention back once again to the never ending debate of gun control. Shootings in the United States aren’t a surprise to anyone anymore, people are constantly saying “enough is enough,” however, 375 mass shootings later, it still isn’t.
PCC prepares for national school walkout in support of Parkland shooting victims
Tomorrow morning, PCC will be participating in the national school walkout which is both a memorial in honor of the victims of the Parkland shooting and a protest against current gun laws. According to EMPOWER, the youth branch of the Women’s March group who created the event, more than 2,500 organizations across the nation and some internationally plan to participate. Students are encouraged to leave their classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes, in recognition of the 17 deaths at Stoneman Douglas High School. After …
‘Thoughts and prayers’ won’t prevent the next mass shooting
At a mere 20 years old, I’ve already lived through the nation’s five deadliest mass shootings in modern history. Two of which, Las Vegas and Texas, only occurred within the last few months. Seeing instances of gun violence splashed across the pages of newspapers has become a constant fixture throughout my life and the lives of Americans everywhere.
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 …
OP-ED: Posters create atmosphere of fear
They’re plastered on classroom doors and walls, available in convenient pamphlet form and even blown up to draw attention.