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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?

Tiverton Dad July 26, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Also, your point--and I hear this repeatedly from gun supporters--that if everyone in the theater had a gun, the killing would have been stopped sooner is valid. But it is just as valid for me to say that if nobody in the theater had a gun, this never would have happened. My point being that universal gun ownership and a total ban on gun ownership are both ridiculous polarities. The most sensible course is to advocate for responsible gun ownership.
Joe Sousa. July 26, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Dad ,No where in your statement do you give the statistics on how many of the guns used in these crimes were legal. When all of the illegal guns are off the street . All of the criminals including the ones who come here illegally are in jail . Then I will consider it. I'm a proud member of the NRA. BASIC FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE. NRA certified course will introduce the student to the basics of firearms safety, handling, operations, cleaning & care, fundamentals of shooting and personal protection and defensive tactics. Hands-on and classroom training will cover details to prepare the first time gun owner or prospective gun buyer on the proper handling and shooting of a firearm, Firearms will be available for demonstration only. Courses are five hours long and cost $75. includes materials. Dates for Basic Course: Sat, July 28th, 2012 12-5 PM women only Sat August 11th, 2012 12-5 PM men and women Sat August 25th, 2012 12-5 PM women only Also offering Massachusetts and Connecticut License to Carry Courses. Please call for details. "NRA" preserving freedom and training responsible ownership.
BD July 26, 2012 at 08:55 PM
So, are you telling us that all the guns you have committed crimes with have been legal?
Robert E July 27, 2012 at 01:10 AM
According to the FBI, in 2009 there were 9,146 murders with a gun, an average of 25 per day with most all committed by someone who had a gun illegally. Further, tragedies like the one in Colorado are rare. Meanwhile US Dept of Transportation data shows that there are over 40,000 deaths by motor vehicle each year…over 110 per day, with most all by someone having a license to drive a motor vehicle! Where’s the outcry to control motor vehicles?
Joe Sousa. July 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Crime is on the rise. Guns are protection from criminals. It makes sense that sales are increasing. Personal protection is the best way to deter crime. The scum bags who walk the streets have no problem inflicting harm on honest citizens. We should have no problem deterring their actions. The right to carry should not be treated as a bad thing.

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