Tagged: gun control


Blazers walk out for gun control

By Eric Feigen Rebecca Wessel | March 14, 2019, 11:02 a.m. | In Local »

Moco For Change (@moco4change) organized a second walkout exactly one year after last year's protest


Police arrest students involved in protest at Paul Ryan's office

By Nene Narh-Mensah | May 20, 2018, 12:34 p.m. | In Local »

Senior Brenna Levitan was arrested as part of the lie-in protest and has now been released


My teachers can barely use Canvas. Why on earth would we give them guns?

By Sneha Ojha | April 13, 2018, 1:32 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

A look into whether teachers should be armed


MoCo students participate in #National Walkout Day

By Absa Fall, Mahnaz Habib, Madeleine Tilley, Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand, Amy Forsbacka | March 14, 2018, 10:47 p.m. | In Local »

Montgomery Blair High School students walked out of school to participate in #NationalWalkoutDay, joining students from across Montgomery County. The walkout culminated in 17 minutes of silence in front of the White House, after which they marched to the Capitol to listen to several speakers.


MoCo students welcome students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

By Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand, Amy Forsbacka | Feb. 27, 2018, 9:59 p.m. | In Local »

On Monday evening, Montgomery Blair High School hosted a town hall meeting for Montgomery County (MoCo) high school students to meet and talk to students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the school shooting in Parkland, Fla. took place.


Blazers walk out in support of gun control

By Emma Markus, Rebecca Wessel, Oreet Zimand | Feb. 21, 2018, 4:03 p.m. | In Local »

Students from all across D.C. and Maryland participated in the "Enough is Enough: Students for gun control legislation" protest organized by Richard Montgomery High School student Daniel Gelillo today in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence. This protest comes in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday that left 17 dead.


A lethal combination

By Zewde Ingram | Sept. 9, 2014, 1:40 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

A kid and a powerful Uzi submachine gun is a disastrous combination.


Local PTAs advocate for gun control

By Hannah Lynn | March 6, 2013, 1:29 p.m. | In Local »

On Feb. 26, the Blair Cluster's "School Safety and Sensible Gun Policies" resolution was presented to the Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (MCCPTA). The resolution, sponsored by committee co-chairs Ed Feigen and Ina Schonberg, aims to increase gun control and improve mental health policies.


NewsChips: Buying guns should be illegal already

By Caroline Gabriel | Feb. 14, 2013, 10:16 p.m. | In News Blog »

If the lack of action taken involving gun control is a matter of people thinking the shootings will not happen to them, locals can think again. Early Tuesday morning in College Park, Md., two University of Maryland students were found dead and another injured in an alleged murder-suicide.


NewsChips: How Obama's executive orders affect schools

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 26, 2013, 12:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.


News Chips: Bullets for bucks

By Jack Estrin | Dec. 20, 2012, 7:53 p.m. | In News Blog »

Guns and violent crime have been a problem in Prince George's (PG) County for years. That being said, the county looks genuinely interested in revamping its image, and making crime stopping a key priority.


Sandy Hook shooting worsened by apathy towards gun control

By Janvi Raichura | Dec. 19, 2012, 9:45 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

In light of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Friday, it may be time to admit that no number of devastating shootings and no number of innocent murdered children will spur Americans into gun control. There are about 74 million children in the U.S. How many more need to die at the hands of crazy murderous psychopaths before we, as a nation, get serious about gun control?


The land of opportunity

By Temi Ibirogba | Aug. 8, 2012, 11:29 p.m. | In News Blog »

On Sunday, a man walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and, without a word, opened fire. The suspect, Wade Michael Page, had a 9-millimeter (semi-automatic) pistol, ammunition pouches and the goal to end lives. And he succeeded, leaving six dead and three others wounded.


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