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Switzerland Has Bullets But No Bullet Wounds: How?

Looking at guns in the U.S., it is clear that things are not working out. With 61 mass shootings this year already, barely three months into 2019, firearms and the current legislation in place clearly are not keeping American citizens safe. The U.S. is the first ranked country in the world in firearms per capita. In other words, there’s a lot of guns in the Land of the Free because of the 2nd Amendment. However, other


Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks

On Tuesday, the Trump administration issued a new federal regulation that officially bans bump stocks. The firearm attachments enable semi-automatic rifles, which are legal in the U.S., to fire like machine guns, which are illegal. They are most notable for being used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S., in which a gunman used them to kill 58 people and wound hundreds of others in a span


We’re Becoming Desensitized to Gun Violence

It seems that everywhere you look, there’s gun violence. At some point, it has become a regular event to see it on the news. The only word to describe the feeling when details of the latest shooting flashes across my screen is suffocation. Whether it’s at a school, concert, or mall, you can’t escape the looming threat of gun violence. It’s practically everywhere. When news of a shooting at a video game tournament in Florida flashed across


New Gun Legislation Should Have Been Passed Sometime in the Last Five Years

On Dec. 14, 2012, America was shocked when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed a total of 28 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. After this horrific event, many parents, congressmen and legislators gathered together to enforce stricter gun laws — laws that would have prevented something like this from happening. It seemed like common sense, right? Previous mass shootings like Columbine, Aurora and Virginia Tech raised the issue of gun control as the years went on


Bloody Money: How Gun Violence Makes the NRA and Gun Companies Rich

October 2, 2017: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that claimed the lives of over 50 people and injured more than 500. America is not unused to gun violence, with incidents including the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016 claiming the lives of 49 people, and the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting which claimed the lives of 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7, as well as six adults. These tragedies lead to a

Real Life

5 Ways You Can Help in Light of the Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the Las Vegas Shooting, many will be or already are sending their love or prayers to the victims and their loved ones. While that is a great gesture, it doesn’t actually do anything. What will help, though, is to become active and do what you can to help the victims. Donate to the Victims Over 515 people were injured in Las Vegas. Many of them have opened GoFundMe’s or other crowdfunding programs to


Trump Signs Bill That Removes One Of The Few Gun Laws That The U.S. Had

Earlier this week, Trump signed a bill that nixed a previous regulation put in place by the Obama administration that would have barred anyone with a mental illness from purchasing a firearm. This bill was one in a series of efforts made by the Obama administration to prevent guns from falling into the hands of the wrong people. The Republican-led House of Representatives and Senate used the Congressional Review Act to send the bill straight to Trump’s

Mental Health

Congress, Guns and Mental Illness: Oh My!

Just a few weeks ago, on February 8th to be exact, Congress officially repealed an act finalized by the Social Security Administration in 2016, which was an improvement of the NCIS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. The purpose of this act was to improve the background check system, which includes doing a check of the NICS index. NICS Index, which includes the information contributed by federal and state agencies identifying persons prohibited from possessing firearms who are not included


The Deadliest Shootings in American History

On April 20, 1999, two students walked into the cafeteria of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. By the end of that day, the school would forever be known for the events that took place earlier that morning, when two teenage boys shot and killed 12 fellow students and a teacher before eventually committing suicide in the school library. This was not by any means the first mass shooting in American history, nor would it

Real Life

Don’t Give Kids Toy Guns This Christmas

This December we should take time to think about Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Christina Grimmie, and the 49 people at Pulse. What do they all have in common? They were all shot and killed. Gun control will always be a difficult topic to discuss, but for some reason people tend to think that it only applies to situations where people are killed. By the time people start talking, it’s too late to save those people. What

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