Monday, April 6, 2009

News Talk Online April 6, 2009: Gun Control

Three mass murder cases in two days are sparking the debate over gun control.

A man walked into an immigration office in upstate New York and killed 13 people before turning the gun on himself.

A man in Pittsburgh killed three police officers.

A third man in Washington state killed his five children before turning the gun on himself.

The question is, had they not had access to guns, would these tragedies been averted?

Law abiding gun owners argue that they should not be penalized because of the acts of criminals. Should all of us lose our cars, one asks, because some people drive drunk?

What do you think? Should there be greater gun laws? Or, if someone is bent on killing others, will he do it whether or not it's more difficult to obtain a firearm?

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