Gun Control

Jared Reed

Are more federal regulations on guns and ammunition needed?

In America we have the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights which affirms the right to citizens to own and bear arms. But with so much crime and muder and innocent victims dying is it really worth it? This is an issue an america shoud there be more federal regulations on guns?
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Barack Obama Pro

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, wrote the following in his Mar. 13, 2011 Arizona Daily Star article "President Obama: We Must Seek Agreement on Gun Reforms:"

"We lose the same number of young people to guns every day and a half as we did at Columbine, and every four days as we did at Virginia Tech.

Every single day, America is robbed of more futures. It has awful consequences for our society. And as a society, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to put a stop to it.

I'm willing to bet that responsible, law-abiding gun owners agree that we should be able to keep an irresponsible, law-breaking few - dangerous criminals and fugitives, for example - from getting their hands on a gun in the first place.

I'm willing to bet they don't think that using a gun and using common sense are incompatible ideas - that we should check someone's criminal record before he can check out at a gun seller; that an unbalanced man shouldn't be able to buy a gun so easily; that there's room for us to have reasonable laws that uphold liberty, ensure citizen safety and are fully compatible with a robust Second Amendment."
Mar. 13, 2011 Barack Obama

Mitt Romney Con

Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, was quoted as saying the following in the Jan. 7, 2008 article "Romney's Issue Statements," available at www.washingtonpost.com:

"I believe we need to focus on enforcing our current laws rather than creating new laws that burden lawful gun owners. I believe in safe and responsible gun ownership and that anyone who exercises the right to keep and bear arms must do so lawfully and properly. I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all federal approach to gun ownership because people keep and use firearms for different reasons. Law-abiding citizens have a right to protect their homes and their families and as President, I will vigorously defend that right."
Jan. 7, 2008 Mitt Romney