In the wake of the recent school shooting that took the innocent lives of two Saugus High School students and injured three others, “Saugus Strong” were the words of encouragement echoing throughout the Santa Clarita community as they began to take their first steps towards healing.
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Last week the Department of Homeland Security finally deemed white supremacy as a primary security threat in response to countless mass shootings that have claimed the lives of over 100 people in the last six months.
Stores have recently taken it upon themselves to limit the growing gun violence. Walmart, America’s largest retailer, officially announced they will attempt to reduce its gun and ammunition sales Sept. 3.
The 2020 election is undoubtedly the most important election in my lifetime. This is a call to all students (and faculty) to become involved in the political process and help create a more inclusive and free society.
The United States has morphed into a place of constant fear, where the next place for a mass shooting could be anywhere; bullet-proof backpacks are now on back to school shelves, active shooter drills at school and in workplaces are standard, and educators are learning how to treat gunshot wounds.
The Marjorie Stoneman Douglas school shooter had taken the lives of 17 students, faculty and staff members on Feb. 14, 2018.
State Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Cañada Flintridge, and advocates for gun control spoke on the existing gun laws in California and addressed current gun violence issues during an open event at Pomona College Sunday, co-hosted by the local League of Women Voters-Mount Baldy chapter and the Pomona College Politics Department.
Following the death of Botham Shem Jean – the 26-year-old African American man who was shot when off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger apparently mistakenly entered his apartment on Sept. 6, thinking it was her own – it’s clear something went horribly wrong, say local experts.
A bill is advancing toward the Assembly floor that would put one armed officer at every school campus in California, at the state’s expense.
With more than 180 million views on YouTube, the music video, “This is America,” by rapper Childish Gambino has given the United States a wake up call to how citizens are looking past important social issues in the nation.