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The Hearing Protection Act and the Future of Firearms Policy in the United States

Benjamin Wilson ’20 – Inside Politics Participant The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 – H.R. 367, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) and supported by the NRA, is the newest form of pro-gun policy introduced in an effort to cut down on unnecessary tax stamps that are required to have access to firearms […]

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand On Gun Control?

Nicholas Fronsaglia ’19 – Inside Politics Participant According to Mass Shooting Tracker, in 2015 there were 372 mass shootings (a shooting where four or more people were shot and/or killed, excluding the shooter), resulting in 475 deaths and 1,870 injuries. These numbers have brought gun violence and control to the forefront of American politics. Both […]

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Week in Review

Another Shooting, Less Shock

Amelia Smith ’17 Yesterday morning shortly after 7 a.m. a loud “pop” was heard at Sparks Middle School in Nevada. Soon after teachers and students began running for their lives as yet another school shooting commenced. At the end of the day two boys were sent to the hospital in critical condition, while a teacher […]

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Looking Beyond Stricter Gun Control: Gun Violence and Mental Health Care

Jenna Rush ’14 It has been six months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and very little progress has been made toward reducing the number of gun related deaths in the U.S.  Amidst a weekend of gun violence, a bill that will expand background checks on gun sales sits in the Senate after […]

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Student Op-Eds Week in Review

Week in Review: Gun Control, Gay Marriage in the Courts, and the Return of Feminism

Sarah Roessler, ’16 Gun control, gay marriage, feminism, birth control — lately it seems impossible to talk about the news without touching on one of these highly controversial issues. We are living in a divided nation. Not only do these topics spark passion from the common United States citizen, they are also currently being debated […]

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Student Op-Eds Week in Review

Week In Review: Ending This Madness: On Gun Control and Our Children’s Safety

Emilie Woods, ‘16 Over the past two months, the United States has been coping with the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, 2012. While the families of the victims are still reeling, gun violence atrocities continue to occur. A little over a month later, on January […]

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General Student Op-Eds

The Moral Imperative of Gun Control

By Michael Arnone ’15 Like so many, I have found it difficult to justify the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary that has shaken the nation.  There is no easy way to bring closure or provide explanation for such a heinous crime—and I believe that attempting to do so would be a fruitless effort.  But while […]