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Is Now the Time to Talk Gun Control?

Does the massacre at Newtown, CT, signal the need for a political debate on gun regulations?

Before officials had even held their first press conference Friday, Facebook was abuzz with status updates about the Newtown, CT, massacre. The statuses were split between those sending their condolences and those asking if the country would finally deal with the issue of gun control.

Some fought back, asking for respect and mourning before political debate began. Others remained fierce in their belief that stricter gun control regulations would have prevented such a mass killing, saying the victims were shot multiple times and with semi-automatic weapons, according to Fox News.

The guns were not illegal and were, in fact, owned by the shooter's mother. Among them were a semi-automatic .223 caliber bushmaster rifle and two handguns. Those who knew Nancy Lanza said guns were a hobby of hers. 

Should the massacre in Newtown, CT, be the tipping point for political debate on gun control? Is there a need for stricter regulations? Tell us why in the comments.

Cairo kid December 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Contrary to what the NRA has been shoving down ur throats for years.....Guns kill People, guns kill kids, guns kill 6 & 7 year old kids Guns splatter 6 & 7 year old kids' brains over classroom walls and floors! IT'S TIME TO STRENGTHEN GUN CONTROL LAWS!
charles jacob December 19, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Right on Cairo kid! ! Agreed
Buttercup December 19, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Teachers should be armed. They should go through the proper training & be allowed to carry firearms in school. At least it will give these children a fighting chance when some psychopath decides to kill innocents.
Buttercup December 19, 2012 at 10:04 PM
I totally agree Cairo kid!!!!!!
charles jacob December 20, 2012 at 02:00 AM
I think they should have a cop in every school I don't think they should have guns in school so to speak but an armed trained security guard or a school cop is a good idea to me

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