Marquette Wire

Gun control controversy continues in MKE

Nick Biggi

April 9, 2013

Filed under News

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke continued his public argument with Police Chief Ed Flynn and Mayor Tom Barrett Monday when he released a statement challenging Flynn and others to be tougher on gun incidents in the city. Clarke’s...

Marquette Law poll suggests support for increased gun control

Jason Kurtyka

March 26, 2013

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A Marquette Law School poll released on March 19 found that a majority of Wisconsinites favor increased gun control, with 81 percent of respondents said support for expanding background checks at private gun sales and gun shows. Lara...

Editorial: Arguments on gun violence need to consider more incidents

February 7, 2013

Filed under Editorials, Viewpoints

Gun control has become a hot-button issue in the wake of multiple mass shootings in 2012, especially the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle have begun...

Obama pushes for greater gun control

Nick Biggi

February 5, 2013

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In his latest effort to push stricter gun control legislation, President Obama traveled to Minneapolis Monday, where he praised the city’s efforts to decrease gun violence. The campaign-like speech, Obama’s first time speaking...

Sheriff Clarke and Mayor Barrett discuss gun ownership

Nick Biggi

January 31, 2013

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has come under fire for a public service announcement in which he urged citizens to no longer call 911, but rather take classes in operating a firearm. The message recorded by Clarke said...

Marquette students respond to Newtown shooting

Emily Wright

January 17, 2013

Filed under News

Despite the loud, growing and divisive national debate about guns and violence, there have been several displays of support and comfort for those affected by the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,...