On the Scene: What do you think can be learned from the tragedy in Arizona last week?

On Jan. 8, 22-year-old Jared Loughner opened fire in a rally held at a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz. He killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl. Among the 12 injured was U.S.  Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition.  Giffords was the intended target. What do you think can be learned from the tragedy in Arizona last week?

“People who are upset should be able to have a forum to voice their political concerns. We also definitely need more mental health programs.” Rachel Sloane, first-year law student

“People should be able to say what they have to say in a safe environment. We need a more neutral environment for that.” Alex Galaini, first-year law student

“Gun control because guns are being put in the wrong hands and there needs to be a stricter policy.” Molly Sigerich, junior business major

“Security didn’t do its job. In today’s world, you need to take a hell of a lot of precautions that you might otherwise not take.” Tim Jenzer, junior  sports management major

“You never know. You need to be watchful. Always keep your radar on. Make sure to scan your surroundings.” Elizabeth Risner, sophomore nursing major

“It’s a bad thing. There’s not really too much you can do about a crazy person.”

Mike Gleeson, freshman art major


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