At my school, the office of student activities hosted a "debate" between the Young Democrats and the College Republicans on the issues of gun control, and the AWB specifically. The school paper hyped the debate for about a week before hand.
And it was a blood bath of Little Bighorn proportions for the Young Democrats.
The school paper said nothing of it the next press date, but the next day, in color, the local town paper had a big picture above the fold of a couple of us, in all our bowtied glory, belaboring some point or another.
I was proud of my school for letting us debate it, but not so much the student run media.
NRA Life Member
Big Sister: "You should be sponsored by Allen"
Me: "If you can't shoot good, at least look good walking to the firing line."
Big Sister: "Can you not afford a Pelican? Then buy an Allen gun bag."