Should lawmakers consider a ban on guns?
|7.14%||Maybe for some guns|
Comment: Absolutely NOT!!! Keep in mind the theater has a NO WEAPONS policy even though Colorado has Open-Carry. The theater's weapons ban did a lot of good, didn't it?? You wonder if one of the military personnel in attendance had been allowed to carry, maybe they could have taken this guy out a LOT sooner than 12 dead and 50+ injured later. by Connie
Comment: The only person that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. by Alex
Comment: Because criminals obey laws right? This would only cause an even more severe movement of under ground gun sales! by Alex
Comment: Disarming the people would give the Federal govt too much power over us. I don't trust it to act in our best interest. Government actions have caused far more deaths than it's armed citizens. by Kim
Comment: a ban on guns does nothing but punish EVERYONE. there just needs to be a time limit on the purchase of another gun and limit one at a time. by catherine
Comment: I do not believe a ban on guns will do anything. There are just as many illegal guns in this country as there are legal ones. I do believe in making it harder to get a gun however. I also think that there should be some sort of online data base that tracks ammo purchases. How in the hell did this guy buy 6000 round of ammo and NO ONE notices! Anything over 50-100 rounds should have been red flag! I also do not believe that any normal every day citizen of this country needs a AK -15 or anything similar. I have yet to see any hunter use that type of weapon, unless he was hunting humans! Only police forces and Military needs weapons of that type. I think the criminals will get guns into this country regardless of any bans, so therefore it will never work. I support the Constitution in its fullest but I can promise you that those who wrote it had no inkling of the type of weapons would be available in the future, had they, they themselves would have put limits and restrictions on those types of guns/ammo back then. by Teresa
Comment: Was it the gun that killed those folks in Co? NO! It was a college grad who never served in the Military, nor had any REAL life friends or experiences. by Steven
Comment: You cant judge everyone because of one person. by Rick
Comment: If guns are banned then only criminals will have guns. Law abiding citizens will not have any because its against the law. by Harvey
Comment: It's not the guns killing people, it's the one holding the gun! by Brooke
Comment: It wasn't the guns, it was the person! He could have just as easily used gasoline to kill everyone in the theater. Would you outlaw gasoline if he had used it? by Douglas G.
Comment: This is a constitutional right for citizens to be armed. Just because one sick person used guns in the wrong way is no reason to punish everyone. Gun control does not punish or stop the criminals from getting guns. It only hurts the law abiding citizens and keeps them from being able to protect themselves. by JOHN
Comment: The government can't keep you safe and the police can't keep you safe. You and you alone can keep you and your family safe. Training is the answer. by David
Comment: People who want to kill others will always find a way to do so. This POS would have done so using a different method if he had no guns. by Roger
Comment: I do not believe a ban on guns would solve anything. In my experience, if you take guns away from the law abiding citizens, the unlawful ones will still have them. On another note, the shooting in Colorado could have been stopped sooner if one of the movie patrons had a conceal/carry license. by Zach
Comment: If there is a ban on guns, crooks are still going to get them illegally and regular citizens will be left defenseless. by Jacquelyn
Comment: The constitution is clear: The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. by David
Comment: Gun's don't kill people. People kill people. A gun can't pull it's own trigger. It's not right for the government to ban guns because of a few idiots bad decisions. If that's the case they should ban everything else that kills people like alchohol, cigarettes, cars, etc. Don't punish the many for the acts of the few! by Jason
Comment: so we should ban pencils cause people misspell words? by Chris
Comment: Guns aren't the problem. If we ban "assault rifles" then people will find another type of gun to bring to their crimes.
Comment: Give an idiot a gun is like giving a mad dog a bone. by Steve
Comment: if you ban guns all you do is make the law abiding citizen unable to protect them self. The procedure of back ground checking of the purchaser should be more rigorous. by Brandon
Comment: Ban will not put a stop to killing. by Art
Comment: Because we have a right to self-defense and if they attack us, I have a right to kill them to protect myself, my family and my right to bare arms.
Comment: A gun ban would do little to stop things like Aurora. "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns"...Mexico is proof of that. by Jared
Comment: Guns are not the problem. Criminals break laws so laws only hinder good people and in light of Colorado everyone seems to be missing that this guy could have just as easily decided to use a bomb instead of guns. Bad people will find a way to hurt people
Comment: If you penalize law abiding citizens by banning weapons or adding to current laws not only are you in violation of our second amendment privilege but the only people who will have access to guns are criminals. This will leave a nation of victims and will make crime scenes like this one in Colorado a daily affair. Untie the hands of CHL holders and allow them to carry guns everywhere and that will eliminate coward psychos from concentrating their carnage on places where guns are prohibited! If there were CHL holders in that theater, the outcome would have been drastically different! by Stephen
Comment: No i don't think so because of one sick person the rest of us have to pay. It is our right to bear arms for our own protection and safety. Maybe if there would have been a person with a gun he or she would have been able to get the gunman before he did all that shooting. by lupe
Comment: the gun bans only protect criminals. Bad guys don't care about gun restrictions they still have automatic weapons and well arm themselves reqardless. Also people like Mr. Holmes and events like Colorado's aurora and Columbine happen because "they" know where "victims" are and aren't carrying guns. If all states allowed open carry, or at least concealed carry, then crimes like this would be less likely to occur. Anybody can create a massacre when the targets are unarmed and unable to fightback. by Daniel
Comment: Not just 'no' but *%#@^! NO by Don
Comment: Just because ONE pitbull is bad doesn't mean we can't have dogs anymore. Be sensible. by B.
Comment: The people who have a permit to carry a gun are NOT the murderers on the street. It's the illegals that are the problem. As soon as someone is found guilty of killing with a gun, SHOOT THEM. We have too many laws but no enforcement of the laws. That's why people continue to kill. They don't get punished. by Mildred
Comment: Guns are not the problem. Society and politics are to blame. This guy wanted a job... by Tom
Comment: Whats so difficult to understand that guns don't kill people, People kill People. Guns are not the primary problem. The problem is people who commit acts like that in Aurora are sick, evil and should never had had the chance to buy a gun. That's where the laws should be introduced, i.e. to truly identify who should and who should not be allowed to purchase any type of weapon, especially a gun. by Jesus
Comment: Guns are not the problem, the person who said that guns have no legit use other to kill people is either very uninformed or so programmed against guns that they cant see the truth of the situation,sport shooting hunting, personal protection, need I go on? That person should analyse why they feel so harshly toward guns. Is it because a public figure has programmed them to think that way? Have they ever shot a gun? A gun is a tool it can be used for work,and recreation, Hitting a person with a shovel can kill some one should we ban shovels? Now there is a thought a UN Ban on shovels for world peace by John
Comment: It is the right of We the People to defend ourselves against a heavy handed government and those who would do us harm. The criminal will always have weapons no matter what. We have the God-given right to defend our families against all enemies. by San Antonio Resident
Comment: more people should get a Concealed Handgun License like I did and carry everywhere they go. by Eric
Comment: Since Cops are too heavy to carry we need a way to protect our selves , GOD invented GUNS and the 2nd Amendment.When ALL the lawmakers and bigshot government officials and ultra rich folks give up their personal protection , they can then MAYBE say something about us "commoners" by James
Comment: NO NO NO by Ray
Comment: Don't EVER think the criminals will turn in their guns. Unarmed citizenry just make their job easier. by Tag
Comment: Gun Control is not about guns...its about control. by Eric
Comment: the elitist of society once again taking away the right to arm and defend from the common man. More infringement of our constitutional rights. by Jose
Comment: if lawmakers consider a ban on guns, then why did the continental congress give us the right to keep and bear arms as an amendment in the constitution in the first place? if they take away our rights, then why should we have that right? yeah limit the sale and regulation on weapons, but you can't ban weapons completely. by Jeremy
Comment: Its not the guns that are the problem, its the people using them. To ban guns would be as stupid as banning automobiles. Its not the automobile itself that is the problem but the driver behind it. Let's not have a double standard here!!!! by lynn
Comment: What part of the 2d Amendment of the US Constitution isn't understood? That simple of a question deserves a simple answer. by Dan
Comment: TO QUOTE GEORGE CARLIN " MAKE PEACE WITH GUNS IS LIKE HAVING SEX (TO PUT IT MILDLY) TO PRESERVE VIRGINITY... TOTAL ABSURDITY. by Lina
Comment: Guns are specifically designed to kill. They serve no other legitimate purpose. by Gordon
Comment: People need to stop abusing the 2nd amendment. Home and self protection does not require military grade weapons. The analogy of only criminals having them is false, Ban the manufacture; sale and possession by anyone non military or real law enforcement and enforce the severest penalties for those caught with them. by James
Comment: The majority of gun owners actually have no business handling a firearm. by Jesse
Comment: You cant penalize everyone for ones fools mistakes...I live where I have no neighbors and that gun is my only protection if anything or anyone came to my house and tried to harm my family or I by Mary
Comment: guns should be legal, but hunters do not need machine guns or assualt rifles or thousands of rounds of ammo. by leroy
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