Marquette Wire

Gun permits increase as concealed carry anniversary approaches

Matt Kulling

October 10, 2013

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The state of Wisconsin approved its 200,000th concealed carry permit, a benchmark that comes just weeks before the Nov. 1 two-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s concealed carry law being put into effect. Russell Shaw, interim director of the Department of Public Safety, said that if someone was to bring a gun on Marquette’s campus, they would need to follow certain guidelines. “(People) should know that if they are going to come onto our campus, they should have their weapons stored in their vehicle somehow,” Shaw said. “I certainly wouldn’t recommend that because you never know what could happen." Shaw said DPS allows students to store their weapons in the office while living in residence halls, or just for safe-keeping. Students need to give 24-hour notice before retrieving their weapons. Shaw also said that, although guns are banned on Marquette’s campus, there is no such rule outside its ...

GTA: Link between violence and video games lacks a smoking gun

Matt Kulling

September 26, 2013

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The release of Rockstar Games’ newest title “Grand Theft Auto V” has fired off a storm of debate on whether or not the actions within video games can be linked to violence in real life. In August, an eight-year-old boy...

Midwestern undergrads against concealed carry on campus, study says

Matt Kulling

September 24, 2013

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Seventy-eight percent of students surveyed said they opposed concealed handguns on campus and would not obtain a permit to carry a handgun if it were legal, according to a study by Ball State University that surveyed 15 Midwestern...

Shooting half a mile from Les Aspin; No MU injuries

Rob Gebelhoff

September 17, 2013

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At least 13 people died after a gunman opened fire around 8 a.m. Monday at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., police said. The suspected shooter identified by the FBI as Aaron Alexis, a military contractor who lived...

Bipartisan gun legislation fails to pass senate

Ben Greene

April 18, 2013

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A bipartisan bill backed by President Barack Obama that would have expanded background checks on gun sales failed to pass in the U.S. Senate Wednesday. Authored by Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa.,...