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Bearing Arms: A Right,...

Bearing Arms: A Right, a Slight, or a Soundbite?

Everyone was saddened and shocked to learn about the gun rampage at Virginia Tech, which is being called the “nation’s worst” by the New York Times and other news organizations. On Monday, April 16, a student, Cho Seung-Hui, killed thirty-two people before killing himself. Eerily, the shootings happened the same week in April as the Columbine shootings of eight years earlier.

How do you feel about gun control? Are the issues of gun control and the second amendmenteven connected to this senseless violence? If we have stricter laws, will the violence end?

Most Americans favor gun control of some sort. Last fall, a Gallup poll showed that 56 percent of Americans favored stricter laws. What do you think about gun control, the second amendment, and these horrific school shootings? How do you feel about our political leaders using this tragedy as a platform to defend the right to bear arms?

Sound off on this important issue. We want to hear from you.