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Would you support tougher gun regulations?

lt keithI would support tougher gun regulation as far as military style weapons that you can’t use for hunting. They're basically used to kill. Hand guns and shotguns and other types of weapons like that, I believe there needs to be regulation on them, but I think the military style weapons should be taken out of the public's hands.
Keith Drennen
Santa Cruz | Parking Maintenance Worker


lt robbie
I actually live in Mendocino County in an area where there’s a lot of hunting, I don’t see any need for assault rifles or large clips, they dont do anything besides destroy people’s lives.
Robbie Wyre Covello 
Mendocino County | Retired Truck Driver

lt willNo. Being in the army I believe everybody has a right to bear arms, not just the police and criminals. People have a right to protect themselves. There should maybe be background checks for mental health, but I think most people know what they’re doing, they know how to act safely around them, and, hopefully, they know how to teach their kids how to act around guns and not to pull triggers. It's definitely a safety issue and something everyone has to work on, but I don’t think gun control is the answer.
Will Zilliacus
Santa Cruz | Tiki Carver

lt keith

Yes, I would support much stricter gun regulations. And I would be in favor of banning all guns.
Kaja Glahn
Santa Cruz/London | University Lecturer

lt ericNo. Pry them out of my cold dead fingers.
Eric Anderson
Santa Cruz | Currently Unemployed

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Counseling would be cheaper, more effective and easier to implement.
written by vee-ray, January 04, 2013
The level of gun control we are able to get politically will not do much good. Simple counseling or mental health supervision could have helped to raise an early warning in almost all cases of public shootings. Mental Health in the US gets a D rating in comparison to other countries. This is nothing less than a public health epidemic. When the ill go untreated the best case scenario is we are brought down by the strain to the economy. The worst case is public shootings. What could be averted with simple early counseling goes untreated for years and becomes a chronic dysfunction.
a nobody
written by Mike Collier, January 01, 2013
You can't un -ring a bell. There are just too many guns out there at this time to curtail their use amongst law abiding citizens. It creates a huge disadvantage to people who are law abiding. Criminals, of course will not turn in their guns, for sure, (neither will many law-abiding citizens - on this issue, they will break the law and hide their guns, reporting them stolen or something-). Better to keep parity.

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