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The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings caused several states and cities to pass strict gun control measures. In response, state lawmakers in gun friendly states in the South and West passed bills that would strengthen Stand Your Ground laws and allow weapons in most public places. In 2014, 21 states passed laws that expanded the rights of gun owners allowing them to possess firearms in churches, bars, schools and college campuses. The federal government has not passed any gun control measures since the 1994 Brady Bill and 42 states now allow the possession of assault rifles. In the U.S. two-thirds of all gun deaths are suicides and in 2010 there were 19,000 firearm suicides and 11,000 firearm homicides. See recent gun control news
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Psychological testing should be mandatory for the purchase of assault rifles. Purchasing numerous assault rifles should be severely restricted with exceptions limited to those individuals who have proven that they are a legitimate weapons... 5 years ago from a Green in Swarthmore, PA
Only for hunting but that's it well also for police that will use it right and not just for their sack of saying that they have a gun we better listen to them or they're going to use it people need to choose wisely for those that they are going... 5 years ago from a Democrat in York, PA
I don't think hunting rifles should be banned for those who actually use them for food for their families but don't see the need for hand guns or heavy automatic weapons. Law Enforcement should have the best weapons, fastest cars and every means... 5 years ago from a Green in Jacksonville, FL
Nobody should be able to buy a gun without a criminal and psychological background check. The laws should be changed such that anyone convicted of committing a felony with a gun should receive the death penalty...on insanity waivers. Given the... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Marietta, GA
No, abolish all gun control laws. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Fuquay Varina, NC
Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training. But do not ban assault weapons, and concealed carry. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Silver Spring, MD
No, but assault weapons and convicted criminals, past offenders. Government should not restrict gun ownership of law abiding citizens. 5 years ago from a Republican in Florissant, MO
No, and government shouldn't have a say, period. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Annapolis, MD
Yes, but with background checks. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Richmond, VA
No, but I would not be opposed to reasonable background checks. 5 years ago from a Republican in Shreveport, LA
Don't completely ban guns, but make them harder to access. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Jackson, TN
Only for individuals with mental health issues, convicted felons and assault type weapons. I agree with the "right to bear sensible arms". You don't need an assault weapon or 50 round magazine to hunt or protect your home. Would also ban... 5 years ago from a Republican in Memphis, TN
People on the terrorist watchlist should not be able to go to a gun show and pick up an automatic rifle. There are prescriptive, common-sense reforms that can be made TODAY if politicians stop posing the question in "pro-gun" and "anti-gun" terms. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Milwaukee, WI
Yes, require background checks for all firearm sales, fee-supported psychological tests for free permits to own high capacity magazines and increased-lethality ammunition, fee-supported responsibility and safety counseling for firearm permits for... 5 years ago from a Republican in Kenansville, NC
No, many forms of gun control legislation have already overstepped our Constitutional Right. Instead of seeking more invasive policies, a stronger enforcement of some practices that are already in place should be performed. Additionally, many unfounded... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Baltimore, MD
Yes, we have the right to have guns with somes restrictions. Do background checks, and psych evaluations. YOU CANT TAKE OUR GUNS. ITS IN THE AMENDMENTS. 5 years ago from a Republican in Nashville, GA
No, only for handguns, since the vast majority of violent crimes are committed by handguns, not assault weapons. 5 years ago from a Republican in Winston Salem, NC
Yes, require strict background checks and a national gun registry. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Spring Valley, NY
Guns should be as regulated as cars. We should used the driver's license system as a model, possibly combining the two. If I can pass a written test, use a gun with supervision and show you I can use a gun, I should be allowed to have a gun, assuming... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Milligan College, TN
Yes, require background tests, psychological testing. 5 years ago from a Republican in Naval Anacost Annex, DC
No, but the federal and state governments should incentivize private sellers to maintain logs of private, in-state transfers and protect those individuals from frivilous lawsuits. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Waldorf, MD
Yes, but only background checks and limited psychological testing as mental illness has a very broad spectrum and only certain disorders raise a person's risk to act irrationally and violently. 5 years ago from a Republican in Central Falls, RI