Following the devastating mass shooting on February 14th at a Florida high school, gun control has been the topic of discussion throughout our nation.
Naturally, I wondered how safe my peers felt at San Jose State in wake of the Florida shooting.
People are expressing their feelings on social media platforms, but I wanted to hear from students first hand.
I went to ask a San Jose State University Senior, Chevonne Miller her thoughts on America’s current gun control policies.
Chevonne: I think that my right to go to school and get an education without worrying about whether or not I’m going to survive the day definitely is more important than anybody’s right to carry a gun.
Me: After talking to Chevonne, I met a San Jose State Junior, Vidisha Rai, who seemed to have knowledge on this topic and a very strong opinion.
Vidisha: So many of these people that have committed these mass shootings are easily able to get these literally, like, huge guns. It’s not just a handgun, they are assault rifles that are able to kill a large amount of people.
Vidisha went onto say that she doesn’t think a ban on purchasing guns will ever happen but proper legislation on gun sales needs to be put in effect immediately.
To go more in detail, Vidisha thinks there should be universal background checks, more regulation at gun trade shows and a limit on assault rifles.
Some students, however, seems to be taking the situation as a joke. Just last Wednesday, a message was found on a bathroom wall on campus reading that there was going to be a shooting at 5pm.
Campus security took precaution and so did some professors.
Me: I’m Jessica Stopper, thank you for listening.