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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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Stiffer laws on parents that can't keep their guns locked up & can't control their children!. 5 years ago from a Republican in Big Sandy, TX
Yes, but require all gun owner to have insurance, training, back ground checks, re-instate ban on assault rifles, only federal authorized dealers allowed at gun shows, and regulate gun peripherals (i.e. no 600 drum magazines, 50 magazines, etc.). 5 years ago from a Democrat in Marysville, WA
I feel sorry for innocent victims of violence in the use of firearms. The second amendment must be preserver and with over 22000 gun laws its obvious the abuse of firearms is due to factors other than the firearm. Societal frustrations in in varied forms... 5 years ago from a Democrat in North Little Rock, AR
Yes, but only after a simple straight forward system is put in place where additional burden is not placed on medical professionals or other highly skilled individuals who should not be responsible for personal gun use. 5 years ago from a Democrat in El Segundo, CA
Yes. But also require strict background checks, psychological testing and training and increase penalties for gun~related crimes. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Venango, PA
All gun purchases should require a background check. Cut any "sneak arounds" like when purchasing at a gun show. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Henrietta, NY
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
We should have armed police officers in schools, and a person selling guns should be required to register with the state and perform universal background checks but we should not ban any type of guns. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Centerville, IN
Current gun control laws need to be enforced more and checks need to be made on the businesses selling guns. Also require current laws be enforced and required abided by at gun shows. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Collins, CO
No, it won't do any good.Criminals will still find illegal weapons and people still will defend themselves as they should. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Yes, but with background checks. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Richmond, VA
Yes, for assault weapons, individuals with mental health issues and convicted felons. Parents should be mandated to keep guns out of reach of children. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Groton, CT
Yes and no. The people should be allowed to bare arms, but there are too many people who abuse this right.
There's a typical political answer for you (undecided)!. 5 years ago from a Republican in Tempe, AZ
Don't completely ban guns, but make them harder to access. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Jackson, TN
Yes, require strict background checks,training, psychological evaluation and allow a single standard for personal carry permits. Eliminate assault weapons and high capasity mags from general public ownership. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Jackson, NJ
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
Address the mentor health issues and control the drugs and 95% of the problems will be fixed. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Troy, MO
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
If you use illegal narcotics, or have been caught with selling, distribution then you should not own a weapon. 5 years ago from a Republican in Las Vegas, NV