The Buchtelite

Protest reactions

April 18, 2013

Morgan Hummel Last week, students on college campuses nationwide carried empty holsters in support of the concealed carry movement. The Empty Holster Protest, as it has come to be called by Students for Concealed Carry (SCC), was a success, catching a few snags along the way. Matt Mansell of the n...

Organization gunning to permit concealed weapons on campus

February 5, 2013

Heather Beyer After 16 reported mass shootings in 2012 that resulted in over 88 casualties, the questions of enhancing security measures and reforming gun control are becoming hot-button topics. Many firearm advocates believe that campus would be safer if students were permitted to carry concealed ...

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...

Our view

October 11, 2012

Our View: Its not even about guns anymore In regards to your comments towards my article, I never stated my opinion about whether or not Chick-fil-A sandwiches should be sold on campus. My article was directed towards the USG senate, or, more appropriately, Senator Nagy. The issue brought to the senate...

Response to gun backlash

October 2, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger I always welcome civil discussions about very complex issues such as gun control. In response to an article I originally wrote, James Carter refutes my argument for gun regulations. This is my rebuttal. The writer makes many points. However, I reestablish my original cont...

Letter to the editor: A response to gun control

September 27, 2012

Written by: James Carter In the opinion section of the Aug. 24 issue of this newspaper, we ran an opinion on gun control 
by writer Matthew Balsinger. This letter is a direct response. Guns are an interesting debate in American culture. In our discussions, we often hear the plea to the “morall...