Do you think President Obama's gun violence initiatives will help prevent mass shootings?
Comment: why enforce stronger gun laws when guns can be bought on just about any street corner or back alley anywhere in the united states by roger
Comment: It's time to end our country's obsession with guns and violence. by Andy
Comment: Its time to take action and band all assault weapons for any individual outside of our military and security forces. People are not using theses types of weapons to protect their homes nor hunting purposes. Assault weapons are used for haneous crimes. by B
Comment: It's just a matter of time that these initiatives will prevent an unknown number of mass shootings. by Albert
Comment: People do not need military-style guns. Those guns are for killing people. I am not, however, opposed to gun possession. by Rudy
Comment: mass shootings always happen in gun free zones. he should make a presidental order to get rid of gun free zones.. Those Zones only stop law abiding citizens from legally carrying and being able to defend anyone. by Dan
Comment: As long as parents don't teach the value of life to their children, we will continue to see violence against people. by Steven
Comment: People who are crazy and violent will just find other ways to act out. Taking away the right of citizens to arm themselves just means there is less possibility that the first people on the scene, those involved, will have a chance to react and prevent the attack. by Justin
Comment: Making new laws or enforcing existing laws to a greater extent only affect those who abide by the law. If I choose to perform a criminal act, whether it be armed robbery or a mass killing, I am already seeking to break the law, so what does one more law matter? by P
Comment: Criminals don't do background checks to buy guns, they will just buy them on the black market
Comment: If anything it will do the opposite. by Erik
Comment: Evil people in the world will continue to find ways to hurt people when theey want to. This will only make it more difficult for law abiding citizens to protect themselves. by Philip
Comment: Crazy bad people will steal what they want n o whatever they like while an innocent person will suffer because their guns taken away. by Abe
Comment: When guns are taken away people will find another source to kill people if they want to. Timothy McVey used a bomb and killed 19 children under the age of 6. Bombs aren't legal to buy and he figured out how to make that happen. by Julie
Comment: We have gun laws that millions of law abiding citizens are obeying. Get the guns out of the criminals hands. They are not following the laws now and they will not follow any new laws passed now by congress or by executive order. Obama is targeting the wrong people. by Art
Comment: why enforce stronger gun laws when guns of any kind can be bought on any street corner or back alley any where in the u.s. by roger
Comment: Schools need more security we have it at airports why not for our children by Juan
Comment: They only affect people who play by the rules, the people who already follow the laws. The lawbreakers will be the only ones with high-powered rifles and large capacity clips. by Charles
Comment: People who have the intention to kill, will do whatever means necessary to get a hold of a gun. Change is definitely needed, but stricter laws will not prevent mass shootings. by JD
Comment: Criminals don't fallow laws.
Comment: NO. The libs are not concerned with stopping gun violence, they are only concerned with adding to their control the general population. by corry
Comment: Complete and total ignorance on the part of anyone who believes that any of these initiatives will curb or slow mass shootings. Evil exists without guns and killing will simply evolve... by James
Comment: None of the initiatives will make a difference. Not even a high capacity magazine and assault weapons ban will! It's a society problem, not a gun problem. by Agustin C.
Comment: They need to have tougher punishment for firearm crimes like Florida.. First time offense is 10 years, then 20 years to life. Also they need to have teachers armed like they have done in Israel since 1975. by Ken
Comment: Not a single "Executive Order" signed today would have prevented the shootings at Sandy Hook or any other school. The only thing accomplished today was to restrict lawful gun owners. I hope to see the everything signed into law today challenged in court. by Rob
Comment: If the second ammendent is weakened, then the first ammendmentl will be next. The founders have the 2nd to protect the 1st. by Jerry
Comment: If checked out I'm sure most guns used during a crime are not registered to that person! Pretty sure criminals don't care about the laws! Pretty much the bad guys will be armed! by Shelley
Comment: Yes ,you can check background,limit clip sizes and ban military style weapons but I someone has the intent to shoot they will. So now this needs to rethought by luciano
Comment: More regulation that criminals do not obey will not help. by Drew
Comment: Bad people will always find a way to obtain guns and other harmful methods, but Obama will ensure with his executive orders that good people will no longer be able to protect themselves or their families. This is a direct big-government attack on our Constitutional rights and freedoms. If we give them an inch, they'll take a mile. by Brentney
Comment: just look in to chicago and new york, total ban and those are the cities with more crime
Comment: None of the initiatives would have stopped Sandy Hook or Colorado. Give me a law that stops criminals, not law abiding citizens. by THOMAS
Comment: Obama's only objective is to eventually abolish the Bill of Rights. by Larry
Comment: LOL by lee
Comment: Um heck no the bad guys will always find a way it will be the good guys that are left DEFENSELESS! by Angela
Comment: They're mostly cosmetic, and won't have any effect on criminals, who - by definition - don't obey laws, or the insane. More posturing... by Bob
Comment: Criminals do not obey laws, but yet we wish to punish law abiding citizens. This is absurd. by Dan
Comment: Should we then only let the criminals have guns? I forgot that criminals always obey the laws. by T.
Comment: Of course it will, remember when the government stepped in and made McDonald’s get rid of those little tiny spoon stirrers that people were using for cocaine? Cocaine use plummeted…didn’t it? by Alan
Comment: Obama is a god damn idiot and so is his supporters. by Edward
Comment: Laws are for law abiding citizens. Criminals will not be affected by new laws. by Jason
Comment: No matter what he thinks. Guns don't kill people. People kill people. There is still knives hammers poison. Anything could be used as a weapon. It's just going to make it harder for the innocent to protect themselfs. by Alyssa
Comment: Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Gun control won't keep the criminals from getting them. It just prevents the honest, law abiding citizens from protecting themselves. Just what Obama wants. by Linda
Comment: To weak on the mental health, "Hollywood", violent videos that desensitize people these days. The extensive background check is a good idea; however, from what I've heard in the media it would not stop a person from taking guns (any guns) from a parent and going on a rampage shooting people! by David
Comment: we need to address the mental health issues rather than ban guns. What triggers this behavior in white, middl=le class young men? by Judi
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