Q: Do you think state or federal lawmakers should try to do something to prevent gun violence?

Asked at various locations in the Reporter Newspapers communities.

“Yes. I am against assault weapons. I would imagine they should not be sold.”
Barbara Pryor
“I think Congress should challenge those who try to justify owning automatic rifles and extended clips, but not necessarily hand guns.”
Troy Sneed
“Definitely. Even felons can get guns. It’s too easy, it’s too dangerous. They need to be more strict about it, because people are dying from guns every day.”
Andrez Reid
“No, I don’t. I think there’s too much government in our lives as it is now. As is the situation with Mexico, only the bad guys have guns.”
Stan Cathell
“I sort of have had mixed feelings on that. I believe in an individual’s right to protect themselves, but I think more could be done for school safety. I think there should be some sort of trained person in all schools.”
Nicole Maslanka
“Assault weapons – I can’t think of a reason to have those.”
Kevin Perry
“It’s hard to say, because people are still going to go out of their way just to get a gun.”
Karwaski Mitchell
“Absolutely. I like the idea of having an armed police officer in all of our schools. I think our teachers and our children would feel better if we do that.”
Gerald Freedman
“I believe in gun safety and the right to bear arms, but I believe more really has to be considered about the mental health of people.”
David Thomson
“I would say, ‘Yes.’ I believe everybody should have weapons, but I don’t know about assault weapons.”
Craig Smoak
“Yes. I think they should implement a bill that would control who gets a gun or not. I think they have the power to do it, they just don’t want to.”
Cassand Alexander
“I think they should up the security in schools.”
Heidi Nicole

Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011 - 2014. He is the founder and editor of Decaturish.com