To protect, destroy and teach

In the hands of some people, guns forced a pathway to develop the Declaration of Independence and create this country I call home. In the hands of others, a gun took the life of a childhood friend. Guns can protect. Guns can destroy. But how can they do that, when they have no intellect, emotion, […]

A dead child, killed by accident

When I was in middle school, a girl in my youth group accidentally shot and killed her 13-year-old brother. Like his sister, the boy was a student at our school. They had been playing hide and seek. The girl, who was 10, grabbed her father’s gun as a joke. She didn’t know or think to […]

Pull the trigger first

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution says U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms. I agree with this. I believe any stable-minded individual with the right training on how to use a gun should be able to own a firearm, if that’s their choice. What I don’t agree with is the type […]

Normal guy wants stricter gun laws

Guns don’t personally affect me. I’ve lived in rough neighborhoods, but never experienced losing anyone to gun violence. I’m not saying it’s not a problem, but it’s a problem that seems out of my control. I do my best to stay out of situations involving guns. I’ve never shot a gun. I’ve held a few […]

Gun most comfortable

When I think about gun violence, I visualize crazy movie scenes. Action movies. Ghetto stories. But in an instant, reality hits, and I realize guns are not just some sensational act in cinema. It’s real. I’ve gone to a gun store and got my permit, even checked out a few. They were all cold and […]

Guns: A line between protection and violence

Sacramento Voices correspondents sat down to contemplate the question of gun violence in our communities, an issue that has become a major focus for President Obama. Correspondents were asked whether they had been personally touched by gun violence, and how that may have shaped their perceptions. They were asked about the impact of guns in […]

Sac City shooting: Is Hollywood accountable?

It was something you would see in movies like “Die Hard” or “Terminator,” only this time it was Sacramento City College, where last week a man with a gun went on a rampage. Three years ago, the location was Colorado, where the deranged gunman, James Holmes, shot 70 people and killed 12. Holmes was dressed […]

My campus, a war zone

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The fatal shooting that took place at Sacramento City College last week (Sept. 3) was another school shooting, but not the last. As long as there are fools with guns, there will continue to be shootings that injure or take lives. I was there that day. My Fashion class began at 1 p.m. and ended […]