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Students protesting the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 19, 2018. PUBLIC DOMAIN

We need bipartisan solutions to gun violence

Vinod Kripalani September 11, 2023
#OPINION: As a Republican, I would be lying if I didn't admit that my party has flawed reasons for supporting looser gun restrictions.
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From the archives: Will anything ever come from gun control debates

From the archives: Will anything ever come from gun control debates

Kelcie Eberharth March 24, 2021
Trends over the last few decades suggest that the debate over gun control legislation will not be resolved soon, leaving the question of how weapons will be represented on Stony Brook's campus in the future.
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Presidental candidates for the 2020 election from the Democratic Party. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Analyzing the Democratic candidate overload for the 2020 presidential election

Anya Marquardt November 3, 2019
In a mere year, the next presidential election will be upon us. While this may seem like a long time for some Americans, candidates have already kicked into campaigning mode; for registered Democrats, primaries start in Feb. 2020.
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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

Teachers should not voice their politics during class discussions

Sam Lauria November 3, 2019
With Election Day approaching, political debates are becoming more frequent in schools. These debates, however, should only voice the sociopolitical opinions of students and not teachers.
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Violent video games aren’t connected to shootings

Matthew Yan October 27, 2019
Whenever the topic of gun control gets brought up on television or in Congress, there are always two scapegoats the National Rifle Association (NRA) tend to present: mental health and video games.
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A Ruger carbine (left), four AR-15 rifles and shotguns lined on a wall. New York state law prohibits semi-automatic rifles from having a pistol grip and a detachable magazine.ANDREW INFANTINO/THE STATESMAN

In defense of the AR-15

Andrew Infantino August 31, 2019
Used by both millions of lawful citizens and some of America’s worst mass murderers, the AR-15 is arguably the most controversial rifle in United States history.
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Active shooter training on Thursday, April 4 in Roth Cafe. MIKE ADAMS/THE STATESMAN

What’s the real purpose of active shooter training?

Mike Adams April 9, 2019
The fact is, there’s really no effective way to prepare for such a lethal and unpredictable event and seminars like these only serve to give students a false sense of safety.
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A woman holding a candle at a vigil for the Chapel Hill shooting victims in 2015. On March 26, 2019, Stony Brook students gathered for another vigil for the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting victims. HEATHER KHALIFA/ STATESMAN FILE

What are we doing to prevent school shootings?

Andrew Goldstein February 15, 2018
The Stony Brook University Police Department has a website dedicated to Active Shooter Programs, along with a video about active shooter preparedness — instructing viewers how to act if an active shooter situation occurs on campus.
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Political science professor analyzes Democratic presidential debate

Christopher Cameron October 19, 2015
Leonie Huddy spoke on the issues concerning SBU students illustrated at the Democratic presidential debate on Oct. 13, 2015 and analyzed which candidates performed best.
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“Right to Die” bill illustrates the hypocrisy of pro-life movement

Skyler Gilbert October 12, 2015
The irony with the pro-life movement is that they only advocate for life before one is born and the time when one is in so much terminal pain that they’d prefer to be dead.
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Congressional candidates voice positions in debate at Staller Center

Kelly Zegers October 29, 2014
Rep. Tim Bishop and his challenger, New York State Sen. Lee Zeldin, gave voters a chance to hear their positions on key issues of the midterm elections at the Staller Center on Monday, Oct. 27.
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Impasses in Congress force states to take their own action

David O'Connor April 22, 2013
Despite close to 250 years of the federal government's growing more influential relative to the states, it is remarkable how much control each U.S. state has over its local affairs. In the last couple of decades, state autonomy appears to have had a revival.
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