BruNews Round-up: September 22

Are you sick of reading dry news articles? Do you cringe at the notion of logging onto a mainstream news source? Fear not, for Blog is now officially fulfilling that role. We know, bold move. We’ll be hitting you up every Sunday with BruNews Round-up, a collection of all the latest news and musings of the world. Read it and weep, New York Times — your reign is over. 

Domestic: Twelve victims were killed and several others were injured by a gunman on Monday, September 16, in the Washington D.C. Navy Yard. The gunman became psychologically unstable in the period before the attack. He reported to Rhode Island police that he was being followed, and that his alleged stalker was sending microwave vibrations to keep him from sleeping and sending voices through the ceiling and walls of his hotel room. He visited hospitals twice over the following weeks and was prescribed sleeping medication. The gunman sought psychological help from the Veteran’s Association, which described him as “alert and oriented” and exhibiting no signs of wishing to do harm. Despite these well-documented issues, he was still able to legally purchase a shotgun in Virginia. This tragic event has shed more light and added more salience to the debate on gun control and treatment of mental illness in the United States. (New York Times, CBS News, Los Angeles Times.)

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Discriminating against discriminators?

An interesting debate has reached the Supreme Court questioning the legality of one California law school’s refusal to recognize a Christian student group on their campus because the group won’t let gays in. Currently, the school’s chapter of the Christian Legal Society receives no financing or benefits from the school — but is it legal for the school to discriminate against discriminators? After heated testimony from the group Monday, the court is expected to rule sometime this summer, the Associated Press reports.