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Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Walmart ends sales of ammunition for military style weapons

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

September 19, 2019

Walmart announced that they will no longer sell ammunition for military-style weapons, and customers will not be allowed to carry firearms in Walmart stores. Walmart owns about 20% of the ammunition market. “That share now could fall to as little as 6%,” according to an article written by The Washington...

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Students participate in walkout, fight for gun reform

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

April 21, 2018

Students walked out of class on Friday, April 20 as part of a national school walkout to protest in favor of increased gun legislation in the US. Despite warnings of unexcused absences from the administration, the walkout took place in the Staples courtyard and was followed by a rally on Veteran’s...

March For Our Lives: Just the beginning

March For Our Lives: Just the beginning

April 2, 2018

By Emma Van Riper ’20 and Lily Kane ’20

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and honor lives lost

Students and families attend Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil, demand gun regulation and  honor lives lost

Eddie Kiev '20, Web News Editor

March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 6:30 PM; hundreds of students and families attended the Westport March For Our Lives Candlelight Vigil in Downtown Westport.  Following a similar march in Hartford earlier in the day, attendees marched down Post Road demanding gun regulation and honoring the lives lost in Park...

School walkout inspires political activism

School walkout inspires political activism

March 15, 2018

Tori Lubin '18 At 10:00 a.m on March 14, my biology teacher asked, “Who’s participating in the walkout?” 25 students raised themselves from 25 desks. Not a single desk was occupied after 10:00 a.m. The Staples student body was drawn to the fieldhouse like a magnet. Girls, boys, freshman,...

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

Los Angeles middle school accidental shooting leaves students and parents in tears

February 13, 2018

By: Mia Daignault '20 An accidental shooting occurred at Sal Castro middle school in Las Angeles on Feb.1, the third school shooting of recent weeks. Two students and two others were left minorly wounded. The student responsible had an unregistered semi-automatic machine gun in her backpack. ...

Congressman Jim Himes On Mueller investigation, gun control

Congressman Jim Himes On Mueller investigation, gun control

January 9, 2018

By Ella Berg '20 Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut’s 4th District visited Westport Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 3, where he answered questions regarding current political activity and plans for the future regarding his representation of Connecticut. Despite the evening’s impending snowstorm...

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

50 dead and 53 injured in largest mass shooting in United States history

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2016

Fifty people were killed and 53 injured in a shooting at the Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early on June 12. The casualty count makes this the worst mass shooting in recent United States history “It was a tragedy,” Emma Glick ’17 said. “I have friends who go to that club, so ...

Preventing gun violence- it’s not that simple

Preventing gun violence- it’s not that simple

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016

In recent controversy on finding a solution to stopping gun violence, most anti-gun advocates focus their argument on closing the “gun show loophole” and requiring more thorough background checks; little do they realize that stopping gun violence is more complicated than that. In the alleged “...

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Claire Dinshaw, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2016

A Connecticut judge ruled on Thursday, April 14 that the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Remington was viable enough to move forward. The law, according to Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, “does not prevent lawyers for the families of Sandy Hook victims from arguing t...

Sandy Hook families sue weapons manufacturer for its role in December attack

Sandy Hook families sue weapons manufacturer for its role in December attack

Claire Dinshaw, News Editor

March 13, 2016

On Dec. 14, 2012 a shooter entered Sandy Hook elementary school, killing 20 students and six educators. It was later discovered that the perpetrator let off 154 rounds of ammunition in less than five minutes using a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle. The families of nine children and adults who died that da...

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