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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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