Should the U.S. Have Stricter Gun Control?

After a series of shootings this year, a fierce debate has erupted over the 2nd Amendment.

The debate over gun control is back in the forefront following last week's horrific shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and several Democratic lawmakers have called for a renewed discussion on gun laws, while President Barack Obama vowed over the weekend that his office would do whatever necessary to prevent incidents similar to Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

During the recent presidential campaign season, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on both Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to tackle gun control.

Gun rights activists have mostly been quiet since last week's shooting, with a planned press conference by the NRA scheduled for Friday.

But Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-TX, told Fox News Sunday that he wished the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary "had an M-4 in her office, locked up so when she heard gunfire, she pulls it out and didn't have to lunge heroically with nothing in her hands."

Patch wants to know: Do you believe stricter gun laws should be enforced in the U.S.? If so, where should the line be drawn? If not, are there alternate solutions—such as mental health treatment—to preventing mass shootings? 


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