The Vermont Cynic

New S.55 bill infringes on rights

New S.55 bill infringes on rights

James Simpson

April 20, 2018

Going back on a campaign promise made to his supporters, Gov. Phil Scott has signed an egregious piece of gun control legislation, S.55, into law. Contained in this law are mandatory background checks for private gun sales and a ban on the sale of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds for rifles ...

Blame guns, not mental health

Blame guns, not mental health

Simon Bupp-Chickering

March 9, 2018

One day after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, President Trump tweeted, “So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!” It is not uncommon for pro-gun politicians to bring up mental health in response to mass shootin...

Debate ammunition in favor of gun control

Debate ammunition in favor of gun control

Madeleine Cary

October 27, 2017

A brief list of stupid things and misleading arguments that delay and detract from any productive conversations on gun violence in our country and my responses to them: “In this Constitution, I have the God-given right to my guns.” When that document was published the founding father...

Students reflect as nation mourns after shooting

Students reflect as nation mourns after shooting

Kassy Little, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017

The United States is confronting the aftermath of the most deadly shooting in American history. On Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, 58 people were killed and 489 were injured in a mass shooting at a country music festival, according to an Oct. 4 New York Times article. President Donald Trump held a press ...

Gun control forum opens space for debate

Gun control forum opens space for debate

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

September 24, 2017

Students and community members packed the Livak Ballroom of the Davis Center while waiting to discuss gun control. The Janus Forum presented the discussion “Gun Control Policy: An exploration of legal, social and moral issues” Sept. 14. The forum is a group of UVM faculty that organizes panel ...

Buy dogs, not guns. Save lives

Buy dogs, not guns. Save lives

Ariana Arden

September 7, 2016

Gun control is, and has been all our lives, a very hot-button issue. In 2015, there were 372 mass shootings in America, according to the BBC. I believe there have already been more than that in 2016. In response to this issue, many people have tried to restrict gun laws — to no avail o...

Paranoia epidemic due to latest mass shootings

Ariana Arden

December 9, 2015

Paranoia, Paranoia, Everybody’s Comin’ To Get Me! The world can be a terrifying place – there’s no denying it. And the increased amount of mass-shootings happening around the country are not helping. Did you know that as of Wednesday, Dec. 2, there have been 335 mass shootings in the United...

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