Articles tagged: gun control
Some of us hear the sound of gunfire when we watch fireworks on the fourth of July, or when we watch a drumline performance at halftime. But all of us have heard the siren of an active shooter drill and fear that one day our campus will be next. By painful necessity, we have grown to become much more than students learning in a classroom — we have shed every last remnant of our childhood innocence. The steady silence of Congress is as deafening as gunfire.
Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Robert Contee, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a new partnership to reduce the number of illegal guns in D.C.,... Read more
As of Feb. 12, twenty-one people have been killed in Washington, D.C., this year. Homicide rates in the District have been climbing since 2012, and this year’s rate marks a... Read more
When Kira Pomeranz (COL ’22) talks about gun violence, she gets intense, waving her hands and sighing about the enduring prevalence of the problem. “Quite frankly,” Pomeranz said, “the reason I... Read more
The D.C. Council unanimously approved emergency legislation on Tuesday that will allow D.C. residents to carry concealed handguns with a permit. Council members met for this emergency vote after a... Read more