It's something that's getting a lot of attention in Washington, D.C., and CNN Student News is working to bring you widely varying perspectives on it.
On Monday, you hear different, gun-related news stories - one involving a teenager, one involving the president, and one involving a gun rights activist. We hope you'll add your voice here, telling us your thoughts on the issue of guns.
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I think their is absolutely no need for anyone not in the service to use assault rifles. I understand the right to bear arms, but the necessity is different for assault weapons. I am sad it took this long after the Assault Rifles Ban timing out to take action. What happened at Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado,and everything in Chicago just shows we need to do background checks and treat different kinds of mental health in this country,
Yeah, I think assault rifles should only be permitted to like the military and stuff.
I believe in the right to bear arms. that is in the constitution, but assault rifles are not needed and should not be used by citizens. With all the evil in the world, and in this country alone, stricter gun laws are what this country needs right now.
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If the Sandy Hook shooter really was mentally unstable, why did he have the sense to kill himself afterwards? In his eyes, if he was really insane, he wasn't doing anything wrong. Yet he still killed himself. He was not crazy; he was pure evil, and that's all there is to it.
i say that we should not blame guns for the deaths of others we should blame the people holding them, cars don't kill people drunk drivers do.
This is true, but why should we readily supply that drunk driver with the tools to commit homicide?
Almost every week I hear another gun shooting on the media. Whether it's yahoo or facebook, maybe the government should make a commendment. If no one had guns, you wouldn't need a gun to protect yourself because there are no guns out there! Also, in a research, you are more likely to get killed or murdered if you have a gun than if you don't have a gun. Definately we need to change laws and maybe our founding fathers are wrong but we got to change some things in the Constitution or else things will get worse.
guns don't kill people people kill people killers will always find a way even with out a gun
Everyday I hear another story of someone or some family being killed in an automobile crash, lets get rid of all automobiles. Your assumption of having a gun getting you killed being more likely than not having a gun is complete garbage. In areas of this country where concealed carry is at its highest the crime rate is low. There will always be a need for protecting yourself because the bottom 2 percent will never go away. We do not need more laws, we need to aggressively prosecute the laws that are on the books, believe me there are more than enough. We DO NOT need to change the Constitution as it is the very fabric that has made this Country great. What needs to happen is we need to put criminals in jail and if they are on death row they need to have their sentences carried out. When the punishment of breaking the law is swift and unyielding the criminals will think twice. However right now the rights of the criminals and the rights of the mentally troubled are constantly put above the rights of the victims and the rights of the law abiding. While that is the case in this Country I have absolutely no intention of surrendering my weapons, especially when automobiles kill more people than guns do!
This is magical thinking at its finest.You arent going to get a criminal to give up his guns any more than you could get a carpenter to give up his hammer.
And, you are not more likely to be killed when you have a gun. But people who live in dangerous areas or who have dangerous jobs, often choose to protect themselves with guns. This skews the statistics. The threat was there before the gun was.
I believe the guns should be go through tougher test.. If there is no one with gun, we don't have to be worried to be attack using gun and it will make the people to relieve. And that's one of the reason why Korea is now banning gun carry. However, in America, where gun has been allowed until now, it is hard to absolutely ban the gun. So I believe than, we should go through stricter examine, otherwise the gun carriers can make the tragedy again. I also believe there should be longer period of testing gun carry, that carrier need to attend certain hour of gun safety education, and we should never allow any person with criminal record to carry gun.
I think the law should be the only one's to carry guns.
Other people that are not trustworthy will get their hands on guns and then WE won't have anything to defend ourselves with. TAKING AWAY OUR GUNS IS TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS !
I think it would be good if people took guns away. If bad people have them then bad things are going to happen.
even if we ban guns, nothing will happen, anyone who has a gun wont give them up and criminals that have guns won't just go to the state house and give up their guns they will keep them.
However, if the government was to call in all guns, do you really think the criminals would turn in their guns? Then only the armed forces, police, and criminals would have guns. Us civilians would be defenseless against anyone breaking into our homes or anyone trying to kidnap and/or injure us. During the Colorado theater shooting, if some people in there had guns on them and started shooting back, the shooter would have run off. The people who do these things are cowards. They do not expect anyone to start shooting back.
The issue on guns is not a simple one. However, I don't think extreme measures will stop gun violence. If a person wants to commit a crime with a gun, they will find a way, or another weapon source. Only lawful citizens will follow new gun laws. Unlawful citizens, the ones committing gun violence, will not most likely not abide by any new laws.
It works both way. If we have gun control, there will be less gun violence towards the innocent. However, other types of crimes still continue such as rape and other things involving women who have disadvantage when it comes to physical attack. So, if women or the weak have access to gun, they can use it to defend themselves.
Guns have obviously become a problem in the U.S.Many innocent people are being killed.The picture of Obama shooting a gun doesn't mean anything. I see it as an attempt to show that he is not totally against guns.However, something needs to be done about guns.Too many men and women that don't deserve to die are being killed.
I think that guns should only be aloud to some people so that there isn`t a risk of different people having guns and they should only be used for certain things.
Guns are violent. however, as she have already told, they also became perfect protection for women. even though they're still weapon. :- )
I absolutely think that the government should make laws to ban guns for citizens. When a person needs a gun, he or she should get absolute permission from the government. For instance, in south korea, the guns are banned. So in there, there are almost no killiing person with guns.
Oh, so if someone kills somebody else because they were drinking and driving, they are going to ban cars and beer too? Because if they can ban guns, they should ban anything that can kill someone.
I think Americans should be able to carry guns, as stated in the second amendment. But assault weapons, should not be legal. i think small firearms are just enough protection as an assualt weapon.
I think that guns shouldn't be permitted because it is causing teens and even children to use guns. It is causing a lot of deaths.
Assault riffles should be illegal in the U.S for our safety.
I think only police should have guns because police can protect us from gun violence. People should take cover whenever there's gun shootings.
In some societies, guns provide opportunities for recreation, like skeet shooting, and food for families, hunting. Those individual's rights need to be protected. We need to consider the fact that not everyone misuses guns. The question remains, how do we, as a society, handle the individuals who have no regard for human life? Discussion needs to be lengthy and a wide variety of angles need to be considered.
I don't think gun control will prevent gun violence. Since when have criminals obeyed the law, especially gun laws?
I think that guns don't kill people kill people with guns
I think that we should limit the amount of gun usage but not abolish it, i say this because the right to bear arms is a civel right we should have. But at the same time I think that if we get rid of it all together it will cause crazieness with the people and will lead to more gun violence.
I think that guns should only be aloud to people that haven't had a bad reputation and have gone to college and have a job so that we know that they are a good person that is worthy enough to own a gun to protect themselves.
I think it is a priority to ban guns from men, men are the main cause for all the shooting going on you don't see women going on a shooting spree. Only men should ever be banned from guns.
Issues of guns these days are not safe. People are getting hurt in every other way. I think only qualified peole should get a gun license. People with a police record of gun holding and killings should not have possestion of guns.
i think guns should not be band because i love to go shooting animals so i think the people who bye the guns should start getting back ground checks
I think it is good to have guns only for target shooting or skeet shooting. They shouldn't be used to hurt or effect someones life, they should have more back round checks at gun shows and gun stores.
Taking away guns is like locking up someone for being a body builder. They can use their strength and size against others. People should do back round checks of people who buy guns.
If they take away guns they might as well lock up fat people, skinny people and body builders.
it all was about the shooting in new town and if you watched the news it was his mothers gun he used he did not buy it he took it and we need gun control in my opinion it matters but the buying of guns and gun use is two different story's
I think that guns should be taken away because some people are not certified to have them.
I beleive that what is wrong with this issue is that we are looking at guns being an issue. We really should be looking at the problem with who owns guns and what their mental backround looks like. Its not the guns fault that people are being killed its the person holding the gun that is to blame. Its just like with drugs your still going to find people buying them from the streets.
I think if you get a gun it should not for killing people
Well I hunt a lot and guns are very bad. People have full control over guns. People that are unstable in anyway should not have a gun in their possession and should not be able to get a hold of guns. My whole family has hunted, and we practice shoot they are both very different but then in a public shooting that is very different than both of those. I also have a bow with arrows and why don't you hear of people shooting anyone with that.
Guns should not be outlawed.
Do the guns walk around killing people?NO, people do! You can't blame a car for a wreck.
I think its an issue cause people can just bring guns on them and shoot people for now reason I think that many people die from guns.
Gun control is unnecessary for the simple fact that no matter what law is made about controlling them, people will still find a way to get their hands on them. Take for example the war on drugs. Marijuana is illegal in most states, however arrests are still made on people in possession of the herb. So this is why gun control will make no difference.
i think that guns shouldn't be tookin away because they are protection to people but I think that the only people that should have guns are the people who have never had bad records of anything and I also think that the only people that should have guns need a gun permit.
We do not need more gun control because target shooting is not bad. It does not hurt any body
I THINK GIRLS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE GUNS TO FEEL MORE PROTECTED. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THERE ARE GUN LAWS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL HAVE THEM ANYWAY.
I think that gun violence can stop by making it hard to buy guns and ammunition. And about the 2nd amendment in the Constitution with the "right to bear arms" statement. Sometimes you have to bend the rules to do what's right. We could prevent a shooting like at Sandy Hook from ever happening again. If we don't, people might get inspired in a bad way by that photo of President Obama firing a rifle. They might think " Since the President shot a gun, lets go to Walmart and buy a gun and fire it at some random people to relieve our troubled minds!" Please stop the violence!!! :(
That doesn't make sense. Why would criminals not want to steal a gun? And anyways, they could still go blasting away stealing, instead of buying them at Walmart. Criminals are serious. Not afraid of breaking the law. Why would they break it, if they abide by it???
You know, I didn't really think about that when I wrote this. Thanks, Leonidas!
I think guns are good and bab.
I think that guns should only be for the shouting range and for hunting.
I think the only way to prevent gun death is to have some one with another gun. But not just any person but someone that is trained. I don`t know about you but I feel really safe around police officiers so I think they should have police officiers at school.
Wouldn't that get a bit awkward after a bit? Police at your school? That and criminals aren't afraid of police or breaking the law. And arming people with guns to stop gun men? Remember, you can't fight fire with fire.
Guns are a problem because they can get out of control. People use guns for fun and games and don't use them for good reasons. They should either use guns for collecting food in the wild or protecting yourself and family.
guns are bad with bad people because they kill people but if woman guns they might just have it for safety.
How do guns protect us. To make this world safer we need to check records to make sure that whoever is purchasing a gun has no history of violence, criminal records. etc.
I think that the president should be able to shoot guns but teenagers should not have guns at all only adults should.
i think that guns are a problems. they could be a good thing and a bad thing. i think that you should have a licence to carrie a gun.:(
I think that guns should only be used for policeman and people who have a gun licence. I also think that Obama should deal with this.
I believe that some gun control is needed, but banning guns altogether won't solve the problem of shootings. I highly doubt that criminals will obey a law that bans the possession of a firearm.
There have been many school shootings before the New Town, so why would they want to stop it now? Even if you take away guns from a lot of people, there will be a way for them to get a gun.Plus if people can't by gun's, then gun factory's will go out of business, and hundreds of people will lose their jobs, and that's something our country can't deal with.
I think purchasing firearms should be legal, but I think consumers should need to get a psych evaluation before they can purchase a gun. If they are psychologically healthy, then they should be able to purchase a gun.
In my opinion, I think there should be some stopping point on who gets a gun. Gun control is very important because this will help prevent many deaths of people. They shouldn't just give a gun to anyone, there should be more strict regulations on it.
Guns should not be banned, but just the laws already on the books should be enforced. The government should have a background check on the person (who is buying the gun) and a medical history. We don't need another sandy hook massacre...
I think guns are bad but good when they are used for good causes they good and protective. But I think you should have a background check to make sure you aren't a prisoner.
I agree that guns are causing a big issue. I think that if guns are going to be against the law in some places, then only people like police men and security guards should have them. Some people choose to handle their gun properly and others don't. Some people like to hunt and they do it all the time. If guns were taken away that could take a big part of someone's life, but it could also mean more safety.
I think that guns shouldn't be outlawed because guns can be used for safety purposes.
I think a person should have a limited right to have a gun.
I think gun restrictions that already exist should be enforced more than they already are.
I think that guns should only be used for protection and should have a limited use.
I think that some people should have guns who don't have a history of going to jail. And make a mark on all I.D. so you can see if it is fake or not with the I.D. And females should keep a gun on them at all times because males like to make them a easy target with gun violence.And with that photo of the President shooting a gun. He should not of done that.
i think guns should not be aloud they are dangerous there are maybe even more death's by gun's than there are death's by cancer.
I think they should make the background checks more in depths and the background checks should apply to the gun shows.THey should also limit the amount of guns you can buy.
I think there should be a limit of guns a person can own. I also think that the government should ban certain guns. They should also have a stricter background check so that criminals won't get a hold of them. Although the second amendment says that you have the right to bear arms, you don't need a lot of guns. It doesn't take an assult rifle to protect yourself.
I think that people should earn the right to own a gun. The government should make would be gun owners and make them take a test to know how to use a gun and when. If the person doesn't answer the questions right, then they should go to a hunter safety school, where they will learn the safety uses of a gun and how to properly use a gun.
Women should have the right to have guns because some aren't as strong as others. Men have guns without permission either way. Why not let girls have a shot at it?
I think guns are good in a way but there should be stricter rules on who gets to have one
I don't think they should ban guns because guns protect us all I think they should do is make sure they have a background check and see if they come from a family that is known of violence or if they have ever been in prison .
Maybe we should just get rid of all guns. They are just causing problems. Even if we did though, man will just find another way to hurt eachother...
There should be more guns. As Wayne Lapierre put it, " the only way to stop bad guys with guns is good guys with guns". See, criminals get their guns illegally, while good guys get their guns legally. If the good guys have their rights taken away and do not have the right to bear arms, they will not be able to protect themselves. In England, for instance, the gun murder rate increased after they issued a ban on guns. You can say that less guns mean less violence but it's not that simple.
Guns are good. We should keep them, and this is why. If terrorists aren't afraid of breaking the law and shooting people, why would they be afraid of stealing or smuggling a gun? For murder, they get a life in prison, or death. For smuggling or stealing a gun, they get... what? Twenty years? Fifteen? Five, even? No. We need guns to protect ourselves.
I don't think that guns should be outright taken away; that would be violating personal rights and will only turn into a mob. But the fact that it has gotten to the point where multiple people are being killed every day and mass shootings are becoming more frequent proves that we need to reign in either the amount of guns being sold or revise the credentials needed to own a gun. One thing to be done is to limit the number of guns a person can own. The second amendment says that the right to bear arms is there in case of need for a well regulated militia. You don't need five guns for that.
guns are used for good or bad.But we can trust no one with a gun.
I think that people with a good record should be able to have a gun but they cant have any violence charges on their record in the past
Gun are something that I think people should have only for safety.
I think they are good and bad. The reason I think they are good is because you can go hunting and that is how they get food. The reason I think they are bad is because people kill other people with them. A another reason I think they are good is they help women define for there selfs. The men have the muscles that is what defines them.
What ever the law will be their will always be someone with a gun trying to kill someone else either on purpose or on accident. Their is no use in putting those laws if someone is just going to prove the government that they can't stop them! Not unless the military comes knocking down their door and arresting them for what they did!
I think that cops and people that is not going to shot other people can have a gun that is my thought. We DO NOT want violence and the guns are NOT DOING the violence the person that is holding the gun is doing the violence. That is not right for the people to do that and they are going to teach little people to do kill stuff and people.
There have been so many shootings in the USA I think they should just take away guns. They're way to many crazy people out there. A lot of people say they need a gun as self defense but they're more ways then just pretectng your self than guns.There are a lot of countries with out guns and they're just fine. I think we would be safe without guns.
Guns don't kill people. People kill people with the use of guns. If we ban guns, we are just taking away law abider's guns. Criminals won't obey the laws, and will still use the guns for violent purposes.
The 2nd amendment is what keeps freedom safe, protects the constitution and everones rights. Gun control only affects good law abiding people because criminals don't follow the law that is why they are criminals why don't people understand that. Has a rapist or drunk driver been told that's against the law and stopped, of course not. And for anyone that claims gun control works look at Chicago it is ILLEGAL to carry a gun in Illinois. And gun free zones should have the sign changed to victim zone because criminals know law abiding people do follow the law.
I think people are just over reacting. Its people that are killing people not guns killing people.
I think that guns should be allowed but not be allowed to carry around on a regular day basis.
I think that guns should be priced more because people won't buy guns if there to much money.
I think guns should not be taken away just because of shootings.
I think that we should enforce gun control more. Gun use is considered a privledge, so we should use them wisely.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
I think that gun violence should be stopped as soon as possible because a lot of people have been getting shot,
I think gu violence is should be stopped this instant because a lot of people have been getting shot.
I think that guns should only be given to certified policemen and soldiers. And if somebody that is not a police officer or soldier should have to go through multiple background checks. Getting rid of guns all together would be chaotic. I think this because it's not guns that kill people, it's the crazy people behind the guns that kill people.
I think that we should not have guns at all because there is people in this world that should not be trusted.
I think guns should only be used for safety. They shouldn't be used for violence. And also you should probrably have a license for hunting or for safety.
I think gun violence should be stopped this instant because a lot of people have been getting shot.
I think that its okay to have guns as long as they are used for good things that don't hurt other people (of course the military needs them to protect the country!) while if they are used for bad reasons such as holdups or murder, the people handling those guns shouldn't be able to handle them.
I think that there is no doubt , a problem with gun violence, but I don't think that a assualt weapons ban will stop criminals from getting there hands on ar 15 's. how I see it is just like drugs... Even though cocaine, ecstasy and so on is illegal, people still find a way to get them. Most people that own ar 15's are not people who wanna shoot everything up. This ban will only hurt law abiding citizens. A criminal does not care if the ban goes through or not.. Because they know that if they really want it they can get it. I think that a good system that would work would be a FOID like in Illinois.
To get this card you send in a from with your information on it to the state capital and they will do a through background check and if you have Any kind of mental illness or assualt records then your rejected..... And there is also a waiting period on guns of 24 hours for a rifle or shotgun and a 72 hour wait on handguns
it should be illegal to have a gun because if a bad guy had one they would shoot every body.
Guns aren't dangerous at all. The person that uses it to hurt others is.
what we think it shouldn't be illegal because it might accidentally shoot or hurt some one really bad and they need permission to use a guns if needed ! !
they should be legal but make targets inside the gun not on top
I think guns should be legal because how will people go hunting and the military won't be able to fight with the tools the need.
People getting killed is an issue yes but I do believe that guns don't kill, people kill people. They should be more strict on backround checks.
People who want to hurt other people can do it with just about anything. So why are we focusing on guns? We need to take care of the people who are the real problem. Not guns.
I don't think that people should have guns because they are illegal and violent.
I think it is okay as long as they are safe with them and don't hurt anyone.
I think that people who have never hurt anyone with a gun should be aloud to have one.
I think that we should have guns to keep us safe. :)
well i think that nobody should have a gun only certain people should have a gun women can have a gun too for emergencys.
Guns are illegal in stores and you cant have guns around people
People should not have guns because they are dangerous. And it can get you killed if not used right.
The law is a waste of time, criminals are still going to keep their guns and use them to kill and hurt people still! This law will not make a difference, expect putting the United States in danger from not being able to use self safety.
I say that guns should still be allowed to be used but not to be used towards other people. They should have to use guns just at firing ranges and also as skeet shooters.
I think guns should be used for protection, but only those in service of owning one should use it. There are too many people out there using guns for killing people and I think is absolutely ridiculous. We should have the freedom to own a gun, but only the in service of carrying a gun should bring it out their house. We need to have more cops securing streets for safety issues. We need tighter security in all building, restaurants, stores, etc. But I think also not just anyone should be aloud to by a gun,mi think they need permits and a good reason, and permission. Letting anyone even own a gun is a bg problem.
Taking away guns is like taking away breathig to other people. If people take away guns people will get guns one way or another. If it does happen gun factorys will go out of business and many people will lose there jobs and thats the last thing we need to deal with in this country.
I think that if your going to buy a gun then you should have to show if you have eney recreds of going to jail or not and if you havent you have to be 22 years old to buy a gun.
i think people should have a background check before they are allowed to buy guns.
i think that its good and bad because guns makes womans save and it help any one too be save also i think its bad because its not good for kids and some people just going to use it for stupid thing.THANK U FOR READING WHAT MY OPINION IS , BYE AND HAVE A NICE AND GOOD DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think guns can have bad affects
I dont think that we should take away guns from anybody, we should just enforce gun saftey and make gun laws dtricter. If the goverment takes away guns it could make people want to use them and want to have them. Guns also create protection and saftey for people; taking them away would be like taking away security systems.
I think that people should be allowed to have guns for protection, hunting and target practice.Guns shouldn't be outlawed. I think that before anyone buys a gun they need a background check.
I don't think that guns should be against the law. I do think that they should only be for safety and hunting though. I also think that if you have a bad record you should not be able to have a gun.
I think they shouldn't have guns around for public use it will influence children to take guns from there parents and use it for the wrong purpose
I think guns should be aloud and It should be okay to carry guns as long as you have a license saying it's okay to have guns. People with a criminal background aren't aloud to have guns even though they would probably be the safest with guns knowing that if they get in trouble they would have to go back to Prison/jail for along amount of time away from there family should I think they should be aloud to own a gun even know they have a criminal background .
gun violince if peaple dont have guns they will go run to beating peaple to death insted of a bullit to the head it's harsh truth.
It's becoming an issue. A lot of people are being killed by the abuse of guns. I kind of do agree they should be taken away but they also shouldn't.
Guns can be good sometimes like in the war not for killing people in the streets or in schools.
I think wemen have the right to use guns for protection but the president trys to put a stop to it but people are going to have guns any away becuse people will try to make you buy one so they can just get money out of you so you can't put a stop to gun violence.
We want to have gun laws that are more strict in order to reduce violent crimes...? Criminals don't care about laws.
I think that they should have this new law because of the vilonce in teh school now.And the crazy thinking that its ok to shoot innocent children. And maybe because of the Presedent holdin the riffle and shooting. Maybe people think thats is ok to shoot anything they want.
I think that people should be aloud to carry around guns because no matter what someone will always find a way to get one even if they make them illegal.
I think there is too much gun violence.
Gun control ain't gonna help at all. People like the Sandy Hook Shooter or Joker(Colorado shooter) are going to get guns and ammo from various sources that say "Screw the law!". For the people who agree to gun control, they're gonna regret it when someone breaks into there house, and they ain't got no gun to stop the robber. Guns are one of those things that, no matter what we do, they are still gonna be used as weapons. Humans decided to invent guns, humans gotta live with the problems that came with the guns.
I think guns are bad and good at the same time because some people use them to be protected or to go hunting but its bad when they use them to kill people so I think they should make guns harder to buy
i think gun violenec is bad and good but it not the guns that kill people it is the people that shout the guns. it like we dont blame the car went there is a car crash we blame the people.
I think we should use guns for safety and to go hunting.
I think that there is no need for anyone not in the service to use guns. You never know why they want the gun. I understand the right to bear arms, but assault weapons aren't necessary. After everything that happened at Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, and Chicago, I think that before someone buys a gun...they should have a background check.
Guns do not kill people. People kill people. Blaming guns for the deaths is like blaming pencils for misspelling words. If guns become illegal, people are still going to own them. Laws are broken everyday, like with drugs and drinking. If there weren't guns, there'd be something else like knives, if there weren't knives there'd be forks or bats. Everything is a weapon. If you make guns illegal, you mind as well make everything illegal: bats, forks, pencils, chairs, cups, even your hands. I have my right to bear arms.
i tihink that guns are good to have becouse same people like to go hunting becouse it can protect you from geting killed from somone else
I think guns are good and bad . But the government cant take away guns here we had the right to carry them if we had a license . If they was to take away guns how would palice officers running top crooks and thieves running around the neighbor hoods and how would wars go on . Obama can't take guns away he was usin one him self as seen if he can use them we all can use them yes it was sad for sandy hook but dont take it out on everyone else
Violence these days have everything to do with guns. They are wrong and bad. People use them To kill other people. Some people use them to defend themselves also.
I hope thay take away the guns peple are diying, or make it harder to by guns.
I think that blaming the gun for violence is like blaming the pencil for bad hand writing.
Assault weapons were banned on May 19, 1986.
i think that guns should be banned. but they should have tranquilizers for protection.
Really? What would you shoot it out of?
Guns shouldn't be allowed to be carried around period! With people arguing about women being at a disadvantage because of our gender is very sexist and makes me even more against gun violence even more. People automatically assume that women can't defend themselves. If a woman can defend her country then she doesn't need a hand gun to defend herself in the streets.
I think only people who have the licence to carry should have guns.
I think that banning guns is stupid because people dont realize that guns arent the only weapons. People could kill someone with a knife or a car. nomatter what the government bans, people will still be killed.
If the government bans guns, how can we protect ourselves? Criminals are criminals because they break the law. There will just be more guns bought from the Black Market, and regular law-abiding citizens will be unable to protect themselves.
Guns are bad
I think that we shouldn't ban guns just have stricter regulations when you buy a gun. Rules such as, background checks, checking the I.D's of people, and just making sure that when someone buys a gun to makae sure they know all of the rules.
i think the government should not blame the guns for what the human did i mean what if a human went to a school with a knife and killed the kids. would the government bann the knifes to.
i think guns should not be ban cause if there was an attack by other people like the vietnam we all can fight back with are guns so thats why guns should not be ban
i think that guns should be bannded
We should get rid of big guns becuse we don't need a buzooka to kill a deer or defend yourself. You could just have a pistol. You also can't put bared wire and 100ft fences to defend scholls. Giving people guns is not the answer nobody in school should have a gun even teachers, what will happen when teachers go crazy and kill kids. We could have metal decters in schools like in airports or something that can tell if you have a gun.
Gun control ain't gonna help at all. People like the Sandy Hook Shooter or Joker(Colorado shooter) are going to get guns and ammo from various sources .
I think that taking away our arms is not right. Our arms are our protection, it is a comandment that our arms are for us to keep ourselves safe and taking away our weapons and guns is not right. Besides I would feel much safer knowing that if someone came to attack me I could protect myself, especially if the attacker has an advantage with weight and height and mass, and I know that others will feel safer too. Also just because you make it illegal to use weapons that doesn't mean people won't use them and kill people and if you think they will not buy or use them you are kidding yourself. I have a gun and if someone comes to attack me I am going to defend myself. People sstill do things that are against the law no matter what the government says. The government thinks this will stop shootings and violence, they are wrong.
I think its not right that Obama banneds guns because the guns dont shot by themselfs so its not the guns fault people are dying its the persons fault that make really bad choses to kill other people by shooting the guns
I think that guns are helpful and dangerous at the same time because guns can protect you at dangerous moments (robbery) and dangerous because a gun shot can kill you and injur you (shooting).
I don't think guns should be banned all these gun violence situations every thing the assailant was illegal we don't need to add new laws we need to enforce our old ones.
The hole gun problem thing started when the shooting thing happened, right? But weren't guns a problem before to anyone? I know several people killed and injured because of guns. Why is it such a big deal now? Yes it killed 20+ innocent people but guns have killed other people to. So why now? No matter what anyone does, including the law its going to be a problem, everywhere all the time. They shooter in NewTown, didn't even own a gun... So, "making it harder for people to get guns" can't help much because the shooter didn't own the gun his mom did, so they say anyways. Maybe get rid of them COMPLETELY?
Guns are good for the people. They help us defend ourselfs against criminals with guns. If guns cause violence, do spoons make me fat?
I believe that if I was walking down a street, I would feel safer knowing that other people that have permits, are caring a gun in case an assialant is acting hostile. If NO ONE had a gun, who would be there to save me if someone is hostile.
I would feel a lot safer on a street when I know that others with permits have weapons to protect others in case an assailant is feeling hostile.
i think that guns should not be around people. some people harm others with guns and take lives. i do not think thats right you cant blame the gun.
i think guns should be band because they are very dangerous
I think we need guns to protect ourselfs against other criminals. when obama first came out he said he wasn't going to take our guns away from us.So why is he against it now???
I believe that people kill people. Guns should not be the blame, I think if people do not have a stable mindset or are mentally ill should not be able to own a gun. Backround checks should be required so we can keep guns out of the hands of people that will use them for the wrong reasons. Guns should be used as a tool not as a killing machine.
i think they should ban guns from people that are not useing them for the right thing. you only live once and to die at a young age is bad the people were killing could be the people when need to help the world you never know what that person could have done for the world
I dont think we should get rid of guns we should be more carful about who we give them to.we have to think guns dont kill people,people kill people.
The gun issue is going up. All most every single day there is a story about some one getting killed or getting hurt so guns should be banned.
I agree and disagree about the gun violence. I think this because if there wasn't a way to defend yourself then would be good to have a gun with you. I disagree with people getting hurt or shot by gun violence.
I think we should keep guns . We got to protect oursleves. Its a dangerous world.
no because they keep you safe
I dont think we should ban guns... we should just be more careful about who we give them to.
guns are good for people who protect others whit gun.
I think that guns should be band. :(
I think that there should be at least some guns banned, and I think Tranquilizers are great ideas for adults.
i think they should be not band.There fun to shoot.
we think that no one should have a gone unless they are a police.
I think that guns should be allowed for hunting but not for killing its a whole different thing if your killing an animal as to a person because you eat animals you dont eat poeple you sell animals you dont sell dead human bodys. :(3
I believe everyone has the right to bear fire arms. It is a constitutional right that everyone deserves, they just need more extensive background checks.
They should only allow guns for protection not VIOLENCE!!!
The Assault Weapons were Banned on May 19, 1986.
Even Though Guns Kill People,They Can Also Be Used For Safety And Or Defense,If Someone Breaks Into Your House.
Or You Could Just Use A Bat.
They made guns for 2 reasons to hunt and to have protection i think we need to keep guns None of us can change the fact that so many peopled are getting killed every day...
I believe that she is right women do need protection, But who says that guns are the only source of that. Don't forget that women them selves have been guilty of gun crimes. The fact the the president used a gun for target shooting has nothing to do with the issue at hand. The issue is gun violence not target practice. The killing of the teenager has a lot to do with this. Proving that Americans cannot be trusted with guns. I'm sure the person who killed her was aware that there was already an issue with gun violence in America. Gun violence need to be resolved before anyone else gets hurt.
If Barack Obama is so worried about guns they why is he shooting one.guns shouldn't be banned because some people need to put meat on the table for there families,what they should do is make smaller clip sizes.
29,569 people died in 2004 because of guns in the US, 56% of those deaths were suicides.
4 people approximately die a year due to guns in the UK, where guns are completely banned for the public and police.
Knife deaths, though, are a whole new issue.
we shouldn't blame guns for the people that die we should blame the people holding them, cars don't kill people drunk drivers do. Are they gonna take cars away next. A way to help is also by looking at the peoples records and medical records we also need to protect ourselves.
What ever happened to the right to bear arms? if they go any further with gun limitations people are going to start lashing out more. But I also think that gun control is important perhaps a psychiatric test to see if the person is mentally well enough to own and operate a gun...just an idea
The president can create stricter gun law, but its not going to stop gun violence. People find loop holes for everything all its will do is make it so there is a law against gun violence.
I believe that we should be able to own guns and high capacity ammo clips but we should have better background checks.
Guns, are a bad thing but also a good thing. Many womans need to have guns around to help then be safe. What they should do is lock it in a safe place where no one can get it.
I think that guns should not be aloud outside of your house. If you need protection go learn some marshal arts to protect yourself.
Guns are not the only type of weapon impacting today's society. Although it might be the most eye-opening, we should focus more on Weapon Control in general. Life-threatening weapons should be illegal outside of one's home.
I think that guns should be banned no matter what. People can find other ways to defend themselves, guns are just unsafe with anyone.
I think that we need to have more gun control and more laws to protect this country. People should go through back ground checks, so we can not only have more safety, but be able to protect ourselfves.
I think that there needs to be more gun control in our country because the amount of people today dying due to guns is overwhelming. It should be more difficult to get your hands on a gun than how it currently is.
I Daizy, think that guns should be banned. All of them.
There are other ways to protect yourself. Use the buddy system :)
There are too many people out there using guns for killing people and I think is absolutely ridiculous. We should have the freedom to own a gun, but only the in service of carrying a gun should bring it out their house. We need to have more cops securing streets for safety issues. We need tighter security all around the world and this is a very big controversey around the world.
I think there are many other issues that the president and Washington D.C. should be worried about. Making guns illegal would be like how drugs are, they are illegal, but people still use them. I hunt and i do not want to carry a permit for every gun i/ my family has. And also it would be going against the second amendment which states and protects a person right to bear arms.
I think that people can have guns but they have to have a lot more laws on it
Gun Control , it starts a whole lot of commotion in america , but people are still dying , just ban them already . There's other uses of self defense not just guns . Do your research and figure out self defense mechanisms that are taught .
People will still find a way around it though
I agree there should be guns because guns dont kill people people kill people.
Without guns at the first place, people would have been less violent. And our society would have been much more safer. Gangs would have been caught by the police with a single smoke weapon of stuff. America is one of the most dangerous places in the world along with Brazil
I believe that one shouldn't contain a weapon outsides his/her home...
Guns are overrated, therefore the nation should stop potential criminals from owning them. That will lead us to safer communities.
The second amendment states that an individual has the right to bear arms, and it protects that right, even if guns are made illegal it is not like people will stop using them.
I think that guns are a form of protection that can fall into the wrong hands. The founding fathers made sure to put in an amendment that gave the write to bear arms so that civilians could protect themselves from their own government.
well we cant defend our selfs agenst the gov. they have jets, tanks, marines what is a gun going to do to a tank
I don't understand why guns are such a big deal. If they're truly a big deal, guns can be prohibited to people. The only way I see this a a big deal is if people are getting guns illegally. Which can lead to a different problem.
I think we shouldn't have guns because if we had world piece we wouldnt need except for maybe hunting and survival
I think that guns are a form of protection that can fall into the wrong hands. The founding fathers made sure to put in an amendment that gave the write to bear arms so that civilians could protect themselves from their own government. They should only be used if the government become a tyrant and takes away our freedom or if we are being attacked or robbed.
Everyday normal people do not need guns. Guns were okay back in the 1800s when there weren't many laws and such but now it is wrong.
Guns can be used for protection, but they can fall into the wrong hands a lot of the times. Sadly, we don't know if someone is a potential criminal, so it's hard to avoid selling guns to bad people.
I believe that people may have guns only if their background is safe.
I think that guns are not meant for the use of the public and should only be for the army.
Guns can be allowed but if you have more than one gun you should be suspended from shooting or else you will be put on trial. Or stop the selling on guns.
Gun Violence has gotten out of control. You cant even go to the store now without wondering about your safety. Only law enforcers and licensed hunters need to be handling guns. Gun Violence needs to stop.
Honestly, I think people need to grow up. If you have a gun you are expected to use it properly. For women yes I think they should ALWAYS have one on them. Most rape and kidnaps situations are females. guys should have one but only if they have a family to protect.
I don't think that it is the guns that kill people it is the people with the guns in their hands that kill people. It's the people that chose to do what they have done to people, not the guns.
I really don't see why people don't just ban guns completely. How do they help us? They just cause problems. If they MUST be around, I think that only certain people should be able to use them, maybe have a certain gun license, because there really is no reason for guns.
Please say something about me on the news Carl i am your biggest fan
I think this whole thing is stupid, because if America bans guns, they the only people who will have guns, are the criminals. And the'll be glad that they wont have to be worried that someone else will have a gun to protect themselves.
I think that people should only have guns for protection of defense reasons. Not so that they can go murder people! I would carry one with me if I could. I
I think Congress is really confused. They are using the 2nd Ammendement as an excuse to keep having millions of guns sold throughout the country, for what they call "self- defense". But what they really need to do is look at what happened at Sandy Hook. 20 kids are dead because a mentaly diseaed man got his hands on a dangerous weapon. If Congress really watns to help America, they can do it by getting rid of the gun laws.
I believe that the issue of guns is the biggest problem in the U.S.A. I understand that their is a right to bear arms, but this is out of hand, this is not what those arms should be used for, claiming the lives of little children. This problem has claimed the lives of so many people, and it has broken families. Arms should only be given to someone at a certain age, and if they are licenced. Gun dealers should also have a licence to prevent illegal gun trading. This needs to stop now, because it has become a huge problem.
I think that they should be more strict on who can get guns but guards and veterans should not be as resticted to what guns they can use.
The right stand for most people is to not allow guns in our country or any other nation, besides military people. They might be used for hunting or used if there is danger, however this hunting was turned on Sandy Hook Elementary school children. Those children have experienced killing and shooting of their classmates, friends, siblings and teachers. One teacher even said "You will see Christmas this year" and took the bullet. If we want to see this tragedy again in our lives we should be saying guns are allowed. With guns everybody is fretting about what is going to happen to our children and people. Our economy is still going down and we are in a sort of rush to get up where we were a long time ago. With this problem on board nobody would be able to get some sleep in the night.
all people should have guns. because there are gang members who need them for speacil ocashions. last we need them for fun outside for like partys.
I think that guns are very important, they shoud be used if nessesary. There is always going to be violence, with or without guns. However, guns do play an important role in our community. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do.
I believe that gun safety is a big role in every childs life. Learning about gun safety can educate kids the proper way to handle guns. Guns should be handled my higher authorites because they well educated and well trained on how to handle a gun.
i think guns from the year of 2010 should be banned but not the gun from back in the day. as bradley said guns don't kill people kill people with guns.
I have been shooting for a long time. I wish people would realize that ar-15's aren't "assault rifles". Assault rifles have been VERY regulated since the 30's. The Constitution never says "musket", "assault rifle" or "hunting". It was meant to keep we as a people free from tyrannical gov't.
they need to do somthing about guns or their is going to be a person with a gun with gun or people are going to be killed but people like to hut so its a hard dission to make
Do guns really nessecary for people to just 'protect themselves'? If there's no one having a gun, then we do not need a gun to protect ourselves.
i think that gun like the assault should be not sold but like hunting gun it shouldn't matter! :-) :-P
The Constitution was written during hard times, when the government could collapse at any time. Our government is very stable now, and the only reason we need guns is to protect us from other guns. However, if we took away THOSE guns, we would be very safe. The answer to guns is not more guns. That would be like saying the answer to drugs is more drugs. It is extremely disgraceful that we haven't solved this problem yet, and millions of innocent Americans have been killed.
Guns can be used to hurt people, that is true, but they can also be used to protect them. Even if you make guns illegal, people care about the rules will still be able to get them, the same way as people have access to marijuana, even though that is illegal. Then people who follow the rules will get hurt, not being able to defend themselves from people who don't.
Evidently, the gun control topic is a huge controversy amongst many people with different ideas. There are several reasons to as why guns should be controlled as well as why they shouldn't. Clearly, guns can be used as protection and defense against danger as well as be posed as danger themselves, so it is a very inextricable argument. However, there is a way to reduce the amount of criminal activity involving guns and at the same time increase safety using guns. The requirements and restrictions to as who can and cannot use guns should be more tightened, limiting these weapons for the ones who will not use it for a bad cause. It is something that the government should definitely be ratiocinating about, for it is a very concerning issue that will change society.
Evidently, the gun control topic is a huge controversy amongst many people with different ideas. There are several reasons to as why guns should be controlled as well as why they shouldn't. Clearly, guns can be used as protection and defense against danger as well as be posed as danger themselves, so it is a very inextricable argument. However, there is a way to reduce the amount of criminal activity involving guns and at the same time increase safety using guns. The requirements and restrictions to as who can and cannot use guns should be more tightened, limiting these weapons for the ones who will not use it for a bad cause. It is something that the government should definitely be ratiocinating about, for it is a very concerning issue that will surely change society.
i think guns a bad
Well obviously Carl, if criminals dont even obey the laws in the first place what is making a law against guns going to do? If anything, it just puts the people who need preotection, who actually obey the laws, at risk. DUH. President Obama needs to take a different approach because he is not making a good impession as his 2nd term.
Guns are very good for safety but there being used for attacks, Not defense. They should have a strict rule to outlaw guns out in the streets. More people are getting killed in the streets, it's time to take action and put an end to gun assaults.
Obviously, this subject is causing some anxiety for many citizens. While some feel safer with them around, some still think its the gun laws that are the problem. Personally, stricter gun laws wont help much. Although it may make it harder to buy them, criminals will be criminals. Breaking the laws is what they do, and they probably wont make an exception for this one either. Deciding on whether to make this a law or not may be a strenuous task. Considering the vast amount of people rooting for both sides. Hopefully, either with or without gun laws, the people of America stop this cruelty!
I think that people should still ban guns even if other people need it more than we do. I think that this is a time for women to be able to defend themselves.
President Obama is correct there is a HUGE difference between hunting and using a gun to kill someone.
I say that only some guns should be taken of the market like assualt rifles because no one needs one. I have a friend that have a rifle. This kid is 14 years old his mother had bought this gun for him for his 12th birthday. So I think that there should be a law about that age limit on who can have a gun and to enforce it children who go to a gun range with their parents should take a test. Also the high ammo mags should go to the military only.
Guns should be outlawed, you really don't need much defense because there is always the police.
If you ban guns, only criminals will have guns.
We shouldn't be blaming the weapon, we should be blaming the person deciding to use it for the worst and killing people.
i dont think there should be a ban on semi-automatic weapons with high powered magazines beacause i believe that it is not the weapon with the mental issues it is the person with mental issues.
Gun violence should encourage more people to own guns, especially in schools. A person wanting to commit gun violence would much less likely invade a room with armed adults than a room with absolutely no guns.
Most deaths aren't even caused by gun violence. What's going to stop someone from stabbing or strangling others? Nothing, people will continue to murder others once guns are banned. So getting rid of guns will just make matters worse.
And I forgot to add the fact that this would be unconstitutional considering our Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states, "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
I don't think using guns is necessary unless you either REALLY need protection, or you have a permit.
I think alot of people are forgetting, we are a free country because of guns, without guns we wouldn't be, the United States of America, and we all would be worrying about when the next 9/11 would be. The only way that owning a gun could be a problem, is if you DO use it as a weapon, guns shouldn't be known as a weapon, they should be known as a firearm, and they ARE known as a weapon, and the dictionary definition of a weapon, is something that is used for defense or to kill. I, personally think that owning a gun is fine, maybe thats because my grandpa has 32 of them, of maybe its because I like hunting, I don't know but owning a gun is a priviledge, that not everyone should have.
It's not the guns they need to look at its the people that handle the guns. Like some whose guns for hunting. So it's not the guns it's the people who whose them and what they choose to do with it.
i think that they should ban assault rifles and only allow hand guns and hunting rifles.
I think people should be allowed to have guns, but only if they use the guns for self-defense. Maybe there could be extra laws and other precautions made to ensure that this is the only use for these guns.
It really doesnt make a difference in the laws we make, criminals dont follow the law. Most law abiding citizens dont shoot other people. I know how to shoot a gun, but I have been taught to never point it at a person.
I think we should not band guns. WE NEED GUNS for our SAFTY. We should have strickter peneties for people who are cought doing crimes with a gun. we should keep people off of the sreet who do crimes. So when you find people that get cought doing a crime and you put them in jail and then when his jail time is up and they get out and commet a nother crim they should not get back out of jail ever again. Guns can't kill a person the person with a gun kills.
I just think that certain people should be able to use certain guns such as hand guns and pistols not AK-47 s my point is too many lives have been lost to them
I think that certain regulations are definitely needed when it comes to guns. However, I don't think stricter gun laws necessarily prevent criminals from obtaining them. Such laws may instead encourage more crime in the form of arms trafficking.
I definitely think we should take more action with the gun issue. Many people think that there's not enough time to give everyone a gun check, but when someone is killed by these weapons, we have time to mourn, and there is to much mourning time going on.
guns keep us safe no one has the right to them i will stand this and it should be a test to buy a gun pass u buy one and if you dont you cant
guns are the weapons for cowers if a gun isnt in a persons hand... they just runaway
Obviously, gun violence has gotten out of hands. Many lives are taken away and it harming the families. Patently, since gun violence has become so daunting and horrific, it should be prohibited. The community should not have access to it. For self defense, there are many options out there. To be a paragon, the leaders must stop this gun violence. Clearly, it is affecting everyone's life.
if guns are weapons to kill they should be banned. :)
I think gun violence in America is getting out of control. The president should make a big deal about it because something like Sandyhook might happen again. We have to be ready when something that like happen again. If you shoot a target as a hobby that something else but harming others is a whole different story.
I think the gun isn't bad, but the people who use the gun is really bad. Gun is made to help people, but today in U.S, it used to kill people. The issue of gun confuses U.S society, and it makes people to shoot the gun more frequently. I think government should make people relax and think of strong alternative for this problem.
I honestly believe that guns shouldn't be so easy to get these days, and that if there was a ban on guns, you wouldn't need a gun in the first place to protect yourself with! With guns, it is far more easier to commit fatalities than it would be with a knife or other ways of killing. For example, if I wanted to knit a sweater, I could try to do so without knitting needles, but it'd be a lot more easier if I DID have knitting needles!
I do not think we should ban guns. The guns are not the problem, Its the people who are the problem. Its just like saying the pencil does the mistake. If we ban guns there will be no way to defend our self. If you ban guns everyone in the USA is going to go crazy! Its not the guns fault!
If we ban guns, the only people geeting their hands on them is crinimals right? So why should the criminals have them and people who would like to defend themselves not? Its just like Marijuana! Only the crinimals get it.
I think that guns do not deserve to be used in public events like skeet shooting, and the only people who should have guns are the military and the police force.
America is one of the few countries that allows normal people to posses gun-related weapons. You guys are saying that this is not such a big deal but the guns are the reasons why America has the biggest crime rates in the world. Countries that forbids guns are having a safe community without guns and even their police don't need it. I live in Korea and we barely see anyone die in the news. And yeah a knife; you can't kill dozens of people at once with a knife. ㅂㅅ들That means no-gun country is much more safe. However can't take away the guns that were sold and there is no way to solve these problems I guess. It's too late.
The bad guys who want to kill people will not obey the law. They will keep their guns illegally and then the people who follow the law (without guns) will be in danger. They will not be able to protect themselves. That's why most shootings happen in "gun free zones". Because the bad people know that nobody will have a gun to defend themselves with when they're inside the zone. Gun laws will not stop killing. They will actually help it.
I think that the issue is the mintal health rather than the guns because guns can protect we just need more mintal homes!
I don't think guns should be legal to just anyone, they should only be legal to people in the government.
I don't think we should blame the guns for the lives that have been lost, we should blame the people for not using them responsibly.
we should change our laws around because people are using guns to murder people and changing the laws would help because people would be relieved and feel safe.
I don't think we should take away guns. It's in the constitution that we have a right to bare arms. Guns are not the problem, the people are. I think we should do back round checks on people who buy the guns. A good solution is stricter gun laws but not to take them away.
I believe that Obama is just looking for anything he can to make gun laws, and that guns laws should be left alone as is.
I don't think guns should be taken away. Guns are a form of protection. It's not the gun that is killing people, it's the people controlling the gun that is killing people.
Guns are important to protecting us and those we care about it's the people that abuse the power that they think they get by owning a gun that should be blamed though i do think we should ban assault weaponry as they are not needed and only serve to make the situation worse
I think we should use guns for protection not for execution purposes, but we do have the right to bare arms.
I believe that a person who owns a gun should NOT have an automatic assault rifle, but a semi-automatic rifle, like a musket or a bolt action rifle. The Constitution was written when only single shot rifles were around, so the control of guns is physically impossible in today's day and age. A new gun law won't help control guns because criminals don't follow laws.
There should be a license for people who use guns, because the people who know what to do with a gun should have one, and not cause any violence. We give guns to the wrong people.
People need to realize that even if they ban guns, people still are going to find a way to get them. Murder is illegal but it still happens, and will happen even without guns.
I believe that we should stick to the second amendment and not change it. Civilians need some way of protection too.
I think that they should not ban guns because this is a free country. People aren't just getting guns to kill people but to protect themselves and hunt. If someone really wanted to kill someone and they couldn't get a gun then they would find something else to kill them with.
Guns are a way of protection, but people use them in a harmful way. There should be more laws on the guns. You shouldn't be able to get them as easy as we can now.
Our country should not only be worrying about guns, but other weapons too. We need to be careful with everything that could be harmful to anybody. Maybe the laws should be more strict, but we shouldn't just take away guns overall. Even if we make them illegal, just like any other illegal thing, there's always going to be somebody who does it anyways. We just need to be smart, and think about our actions.
Oh, and Carl is Awesomeeee :)
I think people can have guns, but if they have a bad criminal record then they shouldn't buy guns.
people shouldn't band guns because the criminals with guns will not give there guns up . before selling people guns they should do back round checks and make sure that they can have a gun and not go and hurt others. If people invade others people could not defend and protect themselves. It should that some guns can be banded but not all of them.
I personally think that guns should be allowed for safety reasons. If you look at the school in Texas the police station is a couple miles away. There has been no shootings there because all the teachers are armed with guns. I also think that they should have back round checks on people before you give them a gun.
Why are guns even being sold to others.They should only be used by cops or any other authorities.
its one thing to shoot at a target/animal but only police officers should have guns
I think that people should be able to buy a gun only if they know how to use one.
the 2nd amendment says to bear arms but what is the definition of bearing arms? there is a limit to all the amendments so it is no different for the 2nd.
Guns are ok as long as a person gets to people should make sure that people do not have a gun.
I think guns should be banned because of all the violence and people dying.
People are talking about Guns like they are toys that can just be taken away with no anger from the public. Taking away guns will not be just a skip, hop and a junmp, it will take time and in that time more bad things will happen.
Guns shouldn't be allowed in young and adult older people hands at none times or teenagers in case something happen only for reason near you first.
"Guns killl people is like blaming a pen for misspelling a word." The people abusing the guns are the problem
it could go either way... guns can be used to protect you from harmful things, but if they fall in to the wrong hands there could be more murders and what not. if we were to pass a law where no one could carry guns there would be different ways of killing people.
your right it could go both ways
I think that the process to get a gun should be more strict. Applying for such a powerful weapon shouldn't be as easy as applying for an easy job.
people should be allowed to have guns for protection, but if they abuse the right the should have them taken away.
People need guns to protect other people from break ins, bank robberies, or sexual assaults. It is our right to carry guns.
I think that people should be able to bear arms, some people just need to learn how to use them correctly, but i think ex-criminals or criminals should not be able to have gun.
PS. Carl, the puns that you say are punny
In the constitution it states that we have the right to bear arms. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. I don't think that there should be stricter policies, just make sure that we take more precautions before we sell them to people.
I think guns shouldn't be banned, because they aren't the only weapon used to kill people. But I also don't believe we can keep it like this. We should keep a stricter law to own a gun and if you own a gun you should have to lock and cannot tell anyone where it is and what the password is.
People say that if guns are outlawed criminals won't be able to get there hands on them, but when was the last time criminals were known for following the laws.
We need better background checks, that is the solution. Guns shouldt be band, including assult rifles, its unconstitutional.
i think guns are bad.
I agree with Obama on this one. We could never take away the second amendment, only try and control it so there is no more mass murders. We don't live in a time where there wasn't any assault rifles that could take out a whole classroom of innocent kids.
It is not the gun that kills someone it is the person standing behind the gun and i think that people should have to get a certain license to have be armed.
This matter on guns, whether they should be allowed or not has been arguing around for some a time. If we still have a gun license, age limit ex:21, and a background check on each and everyone that is allows to buy a gun it might help keep down the death rate in the U.S. We shouldn't be out ruling a gun law for the people that have the right and know how to use them for only good.
I think people should be able to keep the guns they have now. If buying a gun you just have to go through more security. Its the people that kill not the guns. Its the same thing about cars, there are more killings from accidents than from guns.
i think you should be aloud to carry a gun if you want to. but there should be stricter gun laws if you go to buy one. when you go to buy one they should do a background check to see if you are a good person to sell one to or not. this will help a little because if you have killed someone or something like that then they wont be aloud to buy one from a store.
I think that we could have more strict gun laws, but we also need to remember that the guns dont kill people, people kill people.
I think that people kill people and that if someone wants to kill someone, they will find a way, with or without a gun. You can use any other tool. Maybe there should be better background checks, but people could steal a gun or borrow one. I am not sure that there is any way to stop murders other than better security.
i understand a lot of people die from guns, but they should be allowed but only for emergencies, like if someone broke into your house.
I think the guns are violent, and I think that we should destroy them. It would be better for everyone, because there would be no harm, no deaths. In another case, I say that we should have guns for an emergencies. What if someone will brake into the school with a gun, and no one can do anything .If we will not have any guns, no one will brake into the schools in first place.
It's better to have guns so that you can defend yourself. What would you do if you were atacked by a guy with a gun and you didn't have one?
I feel we should not ban all guns, because if guns are taken away from everyone but bad guys there will be more mass shootings. Every one else will have no protection other than the army and cops. When i say people should have guns i mean non automatic guns. Protective guns are the only guns that people should be able to own. Another thing i observed is mass shootings happen in gun free zones, maybe because criminals know people their are not protected.
There are more deaths in this country every year than any where else in the world, yet who is the real killer, the gun, or the person wielding it? Americans have the right to bear arms, you can't take that away from people, but the safety of others is important as well. Americans as a people need to work together to find a way to compromise on this daunting issue.
i beleve that eveyone should not buy guns because people can get hurt by the guns. The president should not give guns to violent crimals in the jail celll should not get free and kill a lot of citzents in the Unted States of America. Please dress this issue guick.
I think that guns should not be fully banned because there are people who use them properly. There are people who use guns for hunting, but, any gun owner could randomly turn and use a gun in the wrong way. We should have background checks to clarify if a gun buyer has criminal records, and search for any evidence of why they could potentially misuse a gun.
I think the process of getting a gun should be stricter, but guns aren't the only weapons that are used to kill people. You can still kill a person with a knife. So if we ban guns, doe that mean we have to take away knives.
Guns are not the problem, if you put a gun on the table it is not going to get up on its own, walk into a building and shoot a bunch of people. And if you take away the guns then people will have no way to defend themselfs and the bad guys will always have guns. An average time it takes for the police to respond to a home is 10-25 minutes, that's too much time.
The government shouldn"t ban guns. They are not the problem. It's the person who uses it that should be accounted for the killing or violence.
I think that we shouldn't ban guns, people are the ones who buy guns then intentionally kill people with them its not the guns fault because guns don't think or have feelings so initially it's humans taking their to to kill people while the guns are doing nothing wrong. We are the ones who have licenses and know what we're suppose to do with them but people do it anyway because of something wrong with their heads.
I Think that we have a right to bear arms as it said in the declaration. Also people kill people not guns. We should just fix the problem at the source.
i think assault rifles should be perfectly legal...And i don't think that there should be anything done to the gun laws they are fine just the way they are.
I don't think all guns should be banned but the government should make you sign an agreement before you are able to get gun, stating that you can not kill other people. This applies to everyone outside the Army, Navy, etc. People say guns don't kill people, people kill people. But we all have our different opinions.
I feel that when people try to buy guns we should have better background checks. Nobody wants guns to be in the hands of the wrong person.
I know that gun dont kill people people kill people but the gun laws should be changed be not that harsh.
Every week on the news we hear that there has been another shooting in the U.S. To prevent this only the forces should be armed with guns and people with gun licenses should have to renew them at the end of every month.
I agree with President Barrack Obama because I feel that if we had a more strict law against gun use, then some people might think twice about what they are doing with the guns and be more proactive.
I think guns should not be banned, yes guns kill people but only because the trigger is puller by the person who is kill. The people buying guns should have back ground check and asked questions about what they are using it for. There should be some restrictions but not banned.
The Second Amendment says that people have the rights to bare arms. People should have the right to bare arms, but when buying a weapon, they should go through series of background checks. Yes there will still be crimes, but there will be less crimes if they go through background checks. Considering the crimes that have been going on, I do think that there should be more stricter laws on weapons.
Guns should be allowed in certain circumstances. If you take all guns away, people will start finding new ways to harm others, so limiting rights would not help with innocent deaths. Also, women should be able to have a right to guns to help them feel safer. Killing isn't the only thing guns are used for. Taking away rights should be prohibited. The only reason someone should not be allowed to own a gun is if they have a criminal record, or are trying to own one illegally.
I don't like that Obama is taking away our guns. I admit people are using guns for bad things like robberies and stuff, but i am not going to stand and watch our guns being taken away because some criminal decided to rob a bank or shoot up a store. I mean it is in our constitution that we have the right to bear arms. It isn't about my need to use and assault rifle, it is about my right to bear arms and to protect myself. The biggest dictators in the world took away guns and it turned there countries to crap.
I messed up the last sentence. i meant some of the biggest dictators in the world took away guns and then slowly started to take away other rights. And I for one don't want that.
I Think that we have a right to bear arms as it says in the declaration. Also people kill people not guns. We should just fix the problem at the source.
I don't think there should be a restriction on guns. There should be a restriction on who can own guns. If everyone went through background and sanity tests prior to being allowed to purchase a gun, then there would be less people, may they be criminals or mentally unstable, unfit for owning assault weapons running around with them. Outlawing guns will not prevent people from murdering others, it will only force those who still want to commit crime to find alternate ways to do so. Today's society is very lazy, so mostly likely a gun ban will slow down crime rates because people don't want to think of another way to commit said crimes. People kill people, not guns, therefor there should be restrictions on who can own guns, not the guns themselves.
I think that people should have the right to bare arms, its in the constitution. I do think that assault rifles like the ones in the news should be banned. Guns should not be illegal, certain guns should be because there is no need for the guns except in the service (Assault Rifles). but i think everyone should have the rights to guns, except a background check should be done before purchase.
I feel that the right to bear arms is very important. These guns need to be distributed in a better way. To drive a car, you need a license and have to go to classes. So shouldn't you have to do this for the right to own a gun? I feel people nowadays have to get a background check before they buy these guns.
I believe that guns should be illegal and that we should have a more stricter law for gun use to make sure that there are no more shootings.We could also have better background checks if someone were to buy a gun. Even though it would be hard for everyone to give up their guns and think it would be the necessary move to make.
Guns should not be banned. Imagine life with out them, sure less killings but people use them to get food. You should just need to sign an agreement. Jail time = No gun
I think it would be better if there weren't any gun, but we still need people to kill animals to get food. If you want a gun you should have to register for a gun license and get a full background check. If you were in jail or prison for a certain amount of time you should have your gun/guns taken away. People kill people but it is not always the gun.
I believe that guns should be in the hands of the right person. I agree that we should not have people running the streets killing people for fun. Obama needs to only have guns for war and nothing else. Stores shouldn't sell guns. Imagine how much peaceful our world would be if there were less shootings.
I Think that we have a right to bear arms as it says in the constitution. Also people kill people not guns. We should just fix the problem at the source.
We have a right to bare arms, so we should be able to. It is my right to so why are people going to try and stop it
We should not let military guns out to the public. Only certain levels of fire power should be be able to be in hands of the people.
Guns are not worth it and we all know it, but guns aren't always the only thing that kill people!
I think that guns should be allowed, but they have to have a permit. when permit is being background check, and if they have criminal history involving guns they don't get the permit. Guns don't kill people, people kill people, We should have cars also because cars don't kill people drunk drivers do.
If they ban guns there will be no hunting and we would not be able to protect our selves from criminals. This law would make more criminals by creating a black market for gun selling. If they ban guns are they going to ban knives too. i think they should just do very good back ground checks.
people should have the right to use guns but i think that they can do that if they can make their own mac and cheese with a gas stove in the middle of summer.
Guns don't harm people, people do. Gun control is not the issue, people are. Don't ban guns because of the actions of some people. That is not fair to the people who own guns or want them for means of protection.
Guns do not kill people, people kill people, if the government takes away guns they'll receive many an opinion from the N.R.A. Is this issue really worth the time? If people don't have guns it won't stop the murder rate. A knife will do the same thing as a gun, if a person is insane enough they'll still kill, either with a knife or a gun, they will still kill someone. The murder rate won't go down if they take away guns, people will always find a way to be violent to each other, it's only in our nature.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people, guns only assist that.
I love CNN Student News and I love Carl, but I hate guns! WE DON'T NEED THEM!
You can have guns if you can make a cheeseburger with no cheese on a plain cresent roll.
this issue is a very interesting one, yes the Constitution says we can have guns, but do you know why they put this in the constitution back them? the reason was to defend our self from England or from foreign intervention and for people how lived in the country side for hunting use. but back then they want thinking of these military guns that we have today, they should have universal back round check. for the safety of the people.
If guns are made illegal then wouldn't people protest and ignite another revolution against the goverment. Yet then what will gun stores do for business they might go bankrupt and its really the man or woman behind the trigger and this counts as changing the Constitution and why would someone blindly walk over to someone else and shoot them and an example guns are able to be used in self-defense so if someone is robbing you how will you defend yourself from them. So I'll admit the shooting was tragic and something to most likely to be afraid of but he was mentally unstable.
I believe we they have the right to limit guns. Sure we have the right to own guns but the constitution says nothing about putting safety precautions.
I think we should have better background checks for the people before buying the assault weapon.
I think that there should be stricter gun laws. Lately there have been a lot of shootings and deaths involving guns. I think that guns should be banned for people to have.
Guns don't kill people. People kill people. The focus should be on mental health and how we should improve it.
The guns aren't what is killing people, it's the people killing them.
I think guns shouldnt have stricter laws against them because of a few recent shootings in the U.S. Guns do not decide to kill people, the person weilding the weapon does. I believe that if people are going to do anything about guns they should make it harder for insecure people to get ahold of them, examples on ways the could do it is make a better backround check on said person getting the gun, the could make people living with someone who has a gun take a gun safety class. guns shouldnt be blamed for someones (who actually has a brain, even if they dont use it) mistakes.
These gun control laws aren't going to stop massacres. Evil is in the heart, not the gun. The more guns that are in the hands of the good guys, the better. Security should be tightened in the schools, and we shouldn't "bend the rules" by taking away the rights of people bearing guns for their safety, and for the safety of their family and friends.
I think guns should only be use for imprant stuff because if someone is trying to breake in your house and they have a gun.Then you should have a gun just like my mom-mom she use a gun to protect her sefl from people who ever tryed to come in and take all her stuff then try to kill her so she don't call the cops and they won't go to jail.
I think people shouldn't have guns because people are using them for violence,also more and more people are dying from guns.
I don't understand who was the idiot who designed guns anyways, but they shouldn't have guns in the first place, they could use like air guns or something else to protect are self.
I think that if you take away guns you should take away anything that hurts people to .
I think that they should not use guns because some people does not now how to use them.
I think everybody should be aloud to have guns. But they must have to go through a thorough background check for history of mental health or history of conviction.
I believe that we are never going to be able to stop a lunatic from killing people, they will find a way no matter what to kill them. I don't agree on changing anything on Gun Control.
i agree that guns should be allowed because if someones going to murder your family how are you going to fight back.
I think that guns should be taken away for people that don't use them properly and do bad things with them. I think that people that just use them to protect themselves should still have them.
the safety of guns is a problem, Barrack Obama should convince the congress to pass the law of gun control to stop shootings and or crimes.
I think the issue with guns needs to be a little more under control, considering the most recent big issues involving guns. I don't think we should completely take them away, just make the law a tad more strict.
I don't think that there should be a ban on guns in any way, because it's not the guns who are killing people, its the people who kill guns. If you are to put a ban on guns you're taking away one of our rights, which is to bare arms. What people really need to do, is take responsibility for their own actions.
Gun control has been part of the US for a long period of time. I don't see why it would be such a huge problem now. I know that many things have happened over the course of the years to make us think twice about the right to bear arms, but guns aren't the problem; people in our society are. Guns don't hurt people, people hurt people. We need to be responsible for our own actions.
Although taking away guns would be helpful to everyone, its not necessarily the answer to this. By taking away guns it takes away our rights as people to bear arms. We just need to be more thoughtful about the people who get the guns, and not the guns themselves. The government already does background checks, i think if they checked for mental health issues our world and neighborhoods would be a lot safer.
I say that when bad guys have guns, and good guys don't. That's exactly how people start shooting, but if you have people who can handle the situation, then you have a least likely chance to have a higher death toll. Also bad guys already have guns, and they can get them already since they're committing crimes, they have nothing to lose.
These laws target people who are using guns to commit violent crimes. If we make a law to stop gun violence by making the guns illegal the criminals will not care because they already are breaking the laws. Instead of making new laws we should enforce the ones we already have.
I think there should be background checks on people who buy guns, but it should still be allowed because you should be able to use it for the safety of having it in your home and for self defense. what if someone was trying to kill you?
i believe without guns bad things would happen even worse then before. right now we have guns and bad things are happening i totally agree but we need to think about the big picture if we get rid of guns what will are our army do? and this is unconstitutional we have its our right the right to bear arms and if a country takes it are we really free?
I think that people should have the rig ht to bare arms if they are responsible. Many people have a history of mental illness that could show violence towards people. They should not be able to bare arms. But imagine if only killers have guns. People should not be left helpless. They need to be able to defend themselves. If you banned guns the bad guys wouldn't care. If they cared about breaking the laws they wouldn't be violent either. Laws should be put in place to do background checks not try to eliminate guns.
i think people should be allowed to have the little baby guns, but not the big daddy ones.
I don't think that there should be a ban on guns in any way, because it's not the guns who are killing people, its the people who kill with guns. If you are to put a ban on guns you're taking away one of our rights, which is to bare arms. What people really need to do, is take responsibility for their own actions.
assult rifles are used to kill not to protect or hunt, if you want to shoot it becuse its fun thats being selfish for the people that are geting hurt by them EX: sandy hook
First if all, what is their definition of assault rifle? The true definition of assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses intermediate ammunition and a detachable magazine. That definition applies to many guns used by civilians, including hunters, sport shooters, collectors, etc. Who knows what their definition is. The government doesn't want us to have them, so they make excuses like the "assault weapons ban." If they are banned, criminals will still have them. They STEAL them. And the innocent ones, like you and me, will be left defenseless.
I don't think that guns are the big issue here. We should be focusing on mental illness because the guns don't kill the people, people kill people and they do it with all sorts of weapons.
i think that we should be strict on who owns guns not on the item itself because its not the gun shooting its us people should take responsibility and we should do gun background checks. if criminals wanted to shoot someone they could steal them so lets not make a new law lets in force the ones we have today.
people will find other weapons to use – since when do criminals follow the laws anyway
i don't think that banning guns will do anything, guns don't kill people, psychotic maniacs kill people. also, guns aren't the cause of the most deaths in the US, in fact, there are more deaths in America from baseball bats than guns, so if you want to ban guns, you have to ban baseball bats too. i think that we should only require more background checks for people trying to buy guns, no online gun sales, and you should only be able to buy an assault rifle , are the people who are going to be using them for sport such as hunting, or for competition. Also, even if we ban guns, nothing will happen, anyone who has a gun wont give them up and criminals that have guns won't just go to the state house and give up their guns they will keep them. And if we ban guns then another civil war will break out, only one side will have guns, and the other side will be throwing knives.
Guns do not kill people, people kill people. Guns can be used for protection and should be used as such and, while I do not agree with the mass murders and other violent acts involving guns recently, I do think we should be allowed to have our guns.
i think that they should bann guns :(
I think we should keep guns. The U.S Army and The police use guns to protects us. The people of the United States of Americia.
Guns are good so are brownies they are sweet and can protect people from being to healthy!
I think we should keep guns! The U.S Army and The police use them to protect us. without them it would just make things worse.
I am against gun control because if you a criminal and you were intent on committing a crime, then the laws concerning gun control would not stop you from committing a crime. The way to stop violence is to reward and value people who show good character.
i think guns shouldnt be used at all they are dangerous and can lead to death i hate the idea that guns were invented in the first place
I think that people dont need guns to walk around on the street for protection, and asult ritefuls amd machine, otomatic guns are all unnessisary thats how bad things end up like the school killing in sandy hook the movie theater the temple in Wisconsin thoughs guns are all unnessisary. Guns for hunting should be very limited though and in an area were you can pick your guns up or a locked up area for everybodys guns or like at a shooting rage etc.
its not the guns its the people usimg them. if they get sold to someone with adhd or asburgers or someone that has gotten bullied all their life they might shoot somebody!! ;)
What should we give up our rights to use guns for things we need them for if we don't have them something bad could happen to us. I thing that the president is poushing it to far. It is a choice that pelpoe maek thair choice to doing bad things like that. Pelpoe shouldn't turn to guns when they have provlem they should toll to someone.
If guns are responsible for the death of our citizens, then they should be banned outright – however if it is found that guns (inanimate objects) are the responsible agents for the death of our citizens, then we will be required to continue with this program of 'safety'. Obesity is a huge killer in our society – so if guns go to the wayside, then forks and spoons will need to follow – in fact, they should probably be banned first as obesity related deaths far exceed gun related deaths!
i thing that pelpoe should get a background chek befor that are able to by guns.
You cant blame the guns blame the people. A car can kidnap people but can also drive you to church.
we cann't stop pelpoe from useing them in the wrong hands. we can only hope they can maek the right choisce. other pelpoe should not have to be puished for something they don't have anything with it only those who are involved in it.
Guns are a big issue especially when they injure little girls like Malala. She is a person that we revere because she stood up for what she believed in.
I think that we have the right to have guns, and I think we should have stricter laws with security, but not take away guns as we are gaurenteed the right to bear arms by the constitution!
Its not the gun its the man behind the gun
guns aren't the problem its people with disabilities
My opinion on gun control is that we don't need to control the guns, we need to control the people with issues. If we control younger people's acess to violence, then they may not have as many mental troubles in the future. The guns are not the problem, it's the people.
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