Leave the guns at home

NEW PoLICY — Although stores will not enforce the request, Schultz’s opinions were met with mixed reactions. Photo credit: Treevis

Starbucks CEO released statement saying firearms unwelcome in stores Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, has asked gun-carrying customers to keep their weapons out of Starbucks stores, according to the Wall Street Journal. As good patrons, responsible gun carriers should be willing to honor the request. Leave the gun locked in …

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Concealed carry the solution?

remembrance — Six years after the deadly mass shooting, the country continues to quarrel over the answer to gun control.  Photo credit: Creative Commons

Tragedies such as the Virginia Tech shooting have inspired new legislation concerning student gun rights There are certain moments in life where an event so monumental occurs that you know exactly where you were when it happened. For our generation, these were moments, such as Sept. 11, the death of …

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Gun-free no more?

Control — Chuck Thomas instructs a friend at Lynchburg Arms and Indoor Shooting Range. Photo credit: Ruth Bibby

A group known as Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is speaking out about allowing students with concealed carry licenses to be armed on college campus and said that not doing so puts college students at risk. Founded following the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007, SCC’s aspirations are to reform firearm regulations. They have already done so in six states and are helping others to consider the switch to allow concealed carry on campus.

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Weighing in on gun control

When President Obama announced that he was going to sign 23 executive orders about gun control in response to the Newtown shootings, the immediate reaction from many conservative groups was very negative. While few, if any, of his executive orders do anything to severely limit the rights of responsible gun …

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Guns are not the problem, we are

Control — The people behind the weapons, not the weapons themselves, should be scrutinized. Mike Sarchang, Creative Commons

In a nation of waning ethics and lack of morals, stricter laws will not eliminate unjust deaths Where were you when the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. happened? I imagine most people reading this were doing something close to what I was doing, savoring the first …

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