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School marshal students demonstrate scenario exercises with simulated firearms as part of a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement training at Windermere Elementary School in 2018. [AMANDA VOISARD / AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Guns in our safe place

September 25, 2019

School shootings can happen on a campus at the most unexpected times. On June 21, a 15-year-old student in Flint, Michigan was shot in a parking lot right outside Carman Ainsworth High School. On May 17, another student was shot at a football game at Terry Parker High School. On April 1 in Prescott,...

Mass Shootings - the cultural problem we created

Mass Shootings – the cultural problem we created

August 16, 2018

August 1, 1966, University of Texas. April 19, 2000, Columbine High School. June 12, 2016, Pulse Nightclub. October 1, 2017, Las Vegas Harvest Music Festival. December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary. February 14, 2018, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These are just a few examples of the epidemic ...

graphic by Langley Leverett

Safety measures prove to be useless

May 2, 2018

The Parkland shooting. 17 dead. 17 injured. Countless affected. An entire country scarred and bent on new regulations. Since Feb. 14, the United States has been on edge. From coast to coast, citizens from the youngest to the oldest have been rallying around a new platform, gun control. Some people have t...

Arming teachers

April 11, 2018

Illustration.

Triggered controversy

February 12, 2016

As fireworks went off and people rang in the new year, Texas was also ringing in a new law. As of Jan. 1, citizens of Texas are now allowed to openly carry a handgun in most public places. Guns must be in a holster on your shoulder or belt, there is no separate license or additional fee required to open...

Senior Naveen Malik hunts big game in Africa.

Lions and Tigers and Bears

September 2, 2015

On July 1, in Zimbabwe, Dr. Walter Palmer shot Cecil the Lion. According to BBC news, Palmer paid $55,000 to legally hunt lion near Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. This money went to paying for a local, professional guide and to paying the landowner where the lion was killed. The lion was allegedly ...

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