Pepperdine University and the surrounding Malibu area both have a reputation for being secluded and safe. While overall crime rates at the University and in Malibu have fallen, certain crimes — such as burglary and weapons charges — have trended upward in recent years. In 2019, people in Malibu reported 1,128 crimes in the area, showing a decline in total reported crime … [Read more...] about Students Feel Safe on Campus and in Malibu Despite Crime Increases
Photos and graphics by Cassandra Stephenson In the wake of the Parkland shooting, gun laws in the United States are coming under serious debate. But restrictions vary widely by state, with some requiring only an instant background check to purchase a weapon. Others, such as California, have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. California has 108 … [Read more...] about Bearing Arms: What it Takes to Buy a Gun in California
Photos by Sylvia HartleyPepperdine’s School of Law Federalist Society hosted a discussion on Tuesday concerning the topic of concealing and carrying a weapon on campus with featured speaker Sandra Froman, former president of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Law professor Barry McDonald also spoke. Students who attended the event were able to engage in a discussion … [Read more...] about Carry Concealed on Campus: Right or Wrong?