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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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I do not support increased gun control. We have plenty of laws now that guide how our lives should be lead in our society. It is a problem that a very few individuals decided not to follow our existing laws and did bad things. It is not the gun that is... 5 years ago from a Republican in Denver, CO
Yes, require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training and most of all, federally outlaw private direct gun sales. 5 years ago from a Green in El Sobrante, CA
Guns like cars and sex can be both fun and dangerous, so I'm in favor of shooting sports--like those in Olympics--in high schools. Also, 'sensible' legislation that doesn't unduly restirct ownership by people who are certifiably not crazy. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Chicago, IL
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
There should be no restriction on the private ownership of personal weapons.
The right to self defense and to form militias is Unalienable according to the Second Ammendment. 5 years ago from a Green in Northampton, MA
No, but there should be better testing so that mentally unstable puerile cannot get guns. And the government should make a "stand your ground" law party of the constitution. 5 years ago from a Republican in Mastic Beach, NY
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
Yes, expand background tests and psychological testing, and ban assault weapons and large magazines. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Austin, TX
Yes AND I'm a card carrying member of the aclu, so the Bill of Rights is important to me. Increased background, training, and penalties for gun crimes. Serial numbers on bullets/ ammo registration. trigger locks required with all gun sales. And... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Seattle, WA
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 require extensive background checks and increase penalties for gun-related crimes. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Glenwood Springs, CO
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
I honestly think that we have to find a compromise unlike the ones listed here. We need to be able to defend ourself against assaults from others, and guns are a way to do so. Naturally, guns are also used in assaults, but assaults would continue to... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Oxford, OH
Citizens should legally be able to equip themselves as well as their government- government should not have that much power over the people it serves, but the use of guns in everyday society is a problem. I think fixing this problem starts with changing... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Ingomar, PA
No, simply require background checks, psychological testing, and training. 5 years ago from a Democrat in University Place, WA
Legal gun ownership is not the problem. Gun free zones have the highest crime rates anywhere in the country. Proper training should be mandatory. 5 years ago from a Green in New Paltz, NY
No, but increase spending on mental health issues. 5 years ago from a Republican in Bakersfield, CA
The second amendment states that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. It does not say the right of the militia. It does not say the right if the police. It does not say the right of government. It say the right of the... 5 years ago from a Republican in Houston, TX
Yes; require strict background checks, psychological testing, and training; ban guns from public use outside designated hunting grounds and practice ranges; and increase penalties for gun-related crimes. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Washington, DC
No, only for individuals with mental health issues and convicted felons. Existing gun control laws should first be thoroughly enforced before passing more legislation. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Ogden, UT
No, all firearm ownership is protected and should be, without regard to type, since the constitutional and historically proven position is that the right is protected not for hunting, but for defense of self, liberty, property, and other innocents from... 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Nashua, NH
The first thing that should be done is to take control of the market, making sure those people who really shouldn't be in possession of firearms aren't able to get them, and closing crazy loopholes and whatnot. Next, a serious discussion about... 5 years ago from a Green in Amherst, MA
Yes, allowing for limited local discretion and increased taxation with proceeds to be spent on police and enforcement. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Chicago, IL
Yes, close all loopholes - gun shows, internet, private sales which need to have background checks. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Barre, VT
Yes, require background tests, psychological testing. 5 years ago from a Republican in Naval Anacost Annex, DC
No, Current gun laws should be repealed, Constitutional carry should be the norm in all 50 states. 5 years ago from a Republican in Spokane, WA