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Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

By ALEX DE LEÓN At last count, 58 people were killed and over 500 were wounded Oct. 1 by gunman Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay hotel room in Las Vegas. Most of the victims were attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Strip. Jason Aldean was […]

Blame the shooter, not weapon

Blame the shooter, not weapon

By KATIE STEWART People have a tendency to blame an inanimate object for tragic killings such as the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings or the 2011 Tucson massacre in by Jared Loughner. We are taught that guns are dangerous to us and everybody around. Some government officials are fighting to get guns under control. […]

Legislators taking up gun regulation

Legislators taking up gun regulation

By STEVE CHOICE From Capitol Hill to tiny city halls, legislatures all over the country are considering a multitude of gun-related bills. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a bill in April that would expand law enforcement background checks, crack down on gun trafficking and fund programs intended to boost school security. The […]

Let’s get gun access under control

Let’s get gun access under control

By BARRY JED RICHARDSON JR. After years of shootings, I can’t believe some have the audacity to stick to their guns, no pun intended. Two years ago, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Tucson was shot. Fortunately, she lived. Then, when the long-anticipated Batman movie premiered, another shooting took place. We started 2013 with the most […]

The Word: How do you feel about gun control?

The Word: How do you feel about gun control?

THE WORD: How do you feel about gun control? Interviews and photos by Corynn Marsh at West Campus   “If you believe in the Constitution, you should own and know how to operate a firearm.” Joe McGrath Major: Game design “Gun control should not be in the criminals’ hands.” Gabe Aragon Major: Dance “I don’t […]