Articles tagged: gun control


We will not wait for the next school shooting

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.


D.C.-ATF partnership aims to reduce climbing homicide rates

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


The Voice sits down with Beto O’Rourke

The Voice sits down with Beto O’Rourke to discuss America's political environment, gun reform, and immigration.


Carrying On: One Mass Shooting Is Too Many

with contributions by Caroline Wilkerson, a former student at Pepperdine University   Caroline: No one can warn you about what a mass shooting feels like. Nothing can prepare you for... Read more


Gun Control Gains Ground at Georgetown and Across the District

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


Marching On: Students Bring Gun Control Group to the Hilltop

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


Support GUAPA’s Petition to Keep GUPD Unarmed

This editorial was originally written in response to GUAPA’s letter to President DeGioia from May 5, 2018. On May 5, 2018 Georgetown United Against Police Aggression (GUAPA) delivered a letter... Read more


Walk Out for Gun Violence Prevention on the 14th

When 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were murdered on Feb. 14 by a former MSD student, the United States once again began... Read more


In emergency vote, D.C. council approves concealed carry law

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