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Does America Need More Gun Control?

In the wake of the movie theater massacre in Colorado which left 12 people dead, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has called on President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to push for stricter gun laws.

 

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to propose stricter gun control laws following last week's which left 12 people dead and 59 wounded in Colorado, The Huffington Post reports

“This really is an enormous problem for the country, and it's up to these two presidential candidates," Bloomberg said, according to the Huffington Post. "They want to lead this country, and they've said things before that they're in favor of banning things like assault weapons. Where are they now and why don't they stand up? And if they want our votes, they better.”

According to The Huffington Post, the alleged Colorado shooter, James Holmes, acquired his arsenal of weapons, ammunition and body armor over a several month period from the internet and brick-and-mortar stores alike. His purchases did not raise any red flags. 

Proponents of gun rights, however, argue that a vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens and that criminals who commit these kinds of massacres aren't obeying laws already in place so wouldn't obey stricter ones either. 

Dudley Brown, executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, commented on Holmes' 6,000 rounds of ammunition for an assault rifle.

"If I only had 6,000 rounds for my AR-15s, I'd literally feel naked," Brown said, according to The Huffington Post. Holmes' arsenal included "two handguns, a shotgun and a rifle. That's the average male in Colorado."

JWolf July 24, 2012 at 05:04 PM
YES we should absolutely ban all firearms so that the people wont have them anymore.....oh wait Criminals dont obey the law anyways so wait the people defending other people from the crimals with guns wont have guns to take out the criminals? We will have to wait for the police to respond and show up after the criminal is long gone and people are dead. Wait a licenced Gun owner could have popped that jerk at batman in the head if he was allowed to have it on him saving lives. The seanator in arazona and the others injured could have been aided if the two men with legal handguns had been allowed to carry at the event and could have take the jerk out.....Oh my bad......Yea we really need to inact more laws that criminals can ignore.
Jimmy Pursey July 24, 2012 at 05:25 PM
"oh wait Criminals dont obey the law anyways so wait the people defending other people from the crimals with guns wont have guns to take out the criminals?" Save your avenging hero fantasies for video games. This almost never happens in real life. Zimmerman happens more often.
JWolf July 25, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Really Jimmy? Well as a Licenced carrier and a former member of the Army I dont really think my avenging hero fnatasies as you call them would apply been there done that gig of being a Hero. Have you? Yea and the truth is coming out about Zimmerman isnt it. But of course the media is kinda keeping quiet on it arent they now that the truth is coming out.

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