The Buchtelite

What Trump gets wrong about gun violence

By Paul Clifford

November 18, 2015

During a Student Government-organized Town Hall meeting on Nov. 16, students openly asked UA Vice President of Advancement Larry Burns, and the new Director of Athletics Lawrence Williams questions about several prevalent issues on campus. In the discussion’s final minutes, a concern on concealed carry ro...

Who’s really behind the gun

Who’s really behind the gun

By Ethan Robinson

April 11, 2013

Ethan Robinson Since the tragedy in Connecticut, new attention on this nation’s gun control policy has come into public scrutiny. First, to reassure everyone, the second amendment of the Constitution has been and will continue to be: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security ...

Empty holsters carry weight

Empty holsters carry weight

By Morgan Hummel

April 11, 2013

Morgan Hummel Roaming the University of Akron campus this week, you’ll be surprised by more than just the exceptionally warm, sunny weather and the emergence of short shorts and tank tops. A keen eye may notice an addition to some students’ spring weather wear: An empty gun holster. This week, s...

Guns on campus: Don’t shoot the messenger

Guns on campus: Don’t shoot the messenger

January 31, 2013

Matthew Balsinger In light of the recent school shooting tragedy in Newtown, Conn., several students on campus are trying to put together a group to push for the legalization of concealed guns on campus. I never thought that the political dialogue in this country could get so ridiculous as to suggest th...

Blasting gun legistation to bits

September 5, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger Over the summer we saw a tragedy take place in Colorado that reignited a deep-seated debate in our public discourse over legislation concerning guns. The tragedy of this discourse, however, is our society’s complete failure to learn and adapt in the wake of atrocities. W...