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Poll: Do you Support Stricter Gun Control Laws?

After the massacre in Aurora, gun control advocates demand tougher gun restrictions. Do you agree?

As the country mourns the Colorado shooting tragedy, the incident has also reignited the debate of gun control.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went as far to say that police should strike until the federal government acts on gun control laws, as a guest on Monday evening’s CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight.”  Over the last week, Bloomberg has repeatedly called for Obama and Romney to present their perspective on the issue.

Additionally, Sen. Frank Lautenberg's (D-N.J.) said he plans to reintroduce legislation that would  ban the manufacture of high-capacity magazines that fire many rounds quickly without a reload, reported the Huffington Post last Friday.

We want to know what you think: Do you support stricter gun control laws or would more restrictions be a violation of our Second Amendment right to bear arms?

 

Chuck Anziulewicz July 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Dudley Brown is the executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, which advocates for firearms owners’ rights. This is what he had to say: “We’re different than other cultures. We DO allow Americans to possess the accoutrements that our military generally has.” "Accoutrements." What a pleasant way of describing the weapons and ammunition and body armor that James Holmes had accumulated over a period of a few months. Doesn’t ANYONE find this just a bit disturbing? Someone who wants to own a handgun for the protection of his family and property, and/or a rifle to go hunting with, who is also willing to go through background checks and reasonable registration requirements? THAT’S what I would call a responsible gun owner. But to suggest that the Second Amendment guarantees that anyone can have an arsenal, stocked with as many guns as he wants, of any type of gun and ammunition that he wants, just because it’s his HOBBY? That’s just nuts. All can say is, if this is the way it's going to be, then we should simply dispense with the hand-wringing when the next massacre takes place. James Holmes did not have a criminal record before he opened fire on a crowded theater. He went about accumulating his weapons and "accoutrements" the same way gun hobbyists everywhere do. We might as well get used to it, because no one has the guts to stand up to the NRA.
Victoria Picotte July 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
I find Dudley Brown's view on gun ownership very disturbing. It is even more disturbing that so little is being done about stricter gun control. We live among idiots.
William July 25, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Sadly we live in a state of in-human care-LESS- ness-- and in a state of Terror, The idea that your only as safe as the number of guns you have is going to end up being a shoot out at the NOT OK Corral-- Wisdom must come forth and slow up sales and to insure a process of checks. otherwise how many of you feel a little quezzy about going out to a large public event??? Look at London-- do you think they expect a hit or two??? Its all so out of control...
Tony A. July 27, 2012 at 01:22 AM
Lets keep things in perspective. Stricter Gun laws are NOT the answer. Come on people wake up! Since when does a person intent on committing a crime ever care about following the law? If they cant buy them legally, they are just as easy to obtain illegally. More of these foolish gun laws do nothing except make the criminal element more powerful. I support the right to carry a weapon provided you have no extensive history of criminal behavior, especially crimes of violence. You cant predict who will go psycho at any given moment. You can, however take steps to keep yourself protected in case you ever come across one.

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