gun control

Letter to the editor

April 11, 2018 Opinion

Like all Americans, I was horrified and angry about the Stoneman Douglas shooting. We all want to protect our schools but the focus on firearms will only lead to knee-jerk laws that criminalize and alienate millions of Americans, including some of my friends who are former military [personnel] and own firearms. It is nonsense to ...

SF State students participate in nationwide walkout against gun violence

March 14, 2018 News

“No more silence end gun violence,” is just one of the many chants that students and fellow supporters against gun violence were shouting nationwide in an effort to demand better gun control laws. SF State students this morning staged a walkout in protest to recent gun violence in schools nationwide. Multiple organizations like Planned Parenthood ...

Mental illness and gun control: Is it to blame for mass shootings?

March 7, 2018 Opinion 1 Comment

When mass shootings, especially school shootings, occur in the United States, gun advocates always blame the shooter’s mental issues while the opposing side chooses gun control laws as a solution. Immediately after the mass shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Fl, I couldn’t help but notice my far-right Facebook friends ...

The right to bear arms is essential to our lasting freedom

May 13, 2014 Opinion

Welcome to the United States, home of beer, cheeseburgers, free speech and lots of guns. We also have an entire system of laws that protects our right to enjoy all four of these things. Our founding fathers believed that a citizen’s right to bear arms was important enough to be in our constitution. According to ...

California gun ban reality hits target on heated debate

February 26, 2013 News 2 Comments

The red light came on at the Coyote Point Shooting Range in San Mateo, Calif. signaling the shooting area was now “hot.” Andy Navarro stepped over the red line, placed his AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle on the table next to a tiny pillow and perch; sat on a small stool and began thumbing 5.56 mm bullets ...