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Focus on guns, not ‘violent culture’

This In Focus on school and gun safety was set to print on Dec. 12, moved instead to spring semester. Two days later came the Sandy Hook shooting.

The massacre serves only as more reason to print, rather than the other way around.

310 million estimated guns in the land of the free, about a gun per citizen. Around 5,400 gun manufacturers in the home of the brave, according to CNN.

We cried together, mourned together and most of all debated one another on guns. Specifically, whether they do or do not kill people and should or shouldn’t be used as the primary form of protection in a building which teaches its pupils the letters of the alphabet.

But alas, guns themselves don’t usually kill people unless you’re an overzealous war re-enactor wielding a bayonet.

Bullets, meanwhile, do.

Evidently, people kill people with evilness alone, sans weapon or gun; like casting “avada kedavra” in Harry Potter and with the wave of a wand.

And we are told that “if someone wants to kill someone, they will find a way.”


But if someone wants to kill many people, they’re hard-pressed to find an easier way than an assault rifle.

Meanwhile, campuses and schools realize there’s no time to wait. They are developing and implementing strategies to handle shootings and emergencies during and after they occur, and this includes our fair University.

And why shouldn’t they?

Evilness exists, and evil people don’t kill using violent games. They use guns. Guns with bullets.

This In Focus will show how institutions have responded to the threat of campus safety, guns and anything else.

Judge for yourself which tactics and strategies are effective and consider giving us your ideas in guest columns or a letter to the editor.

Or, more importantly, propose your own solutions to Undergraduate Student Government, which convenes every Monday at 7:30 p.m.

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