Does the massacre at Newtown, CT, signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, CT, massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control. Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News. The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. Those who …
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 President Barack Obama and Mitt 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…