Gun Control: A nationwide conversation
The tragedy at Sandy Hook School in Newtown Connecticut that took place this past Friday has both sides of the gun-rights argument calling for a revisited dialogue on the issue. Today (Monday), Sen. Joe Manchin, a longtime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) said that it was time to discuss action on gun legislation.
An article from the Huffington Post quotes Manchin as stating,
“This is a moment to start a very serious national conversation about violence in our society, particularly about these acts of mass violence,” said the Connecticut senator, who is retiring at the end of the year.
President Obama, who spoke at a vigil in Connecticut on Friday evening, did not make mention of enacting gun legislation specifically, but did promise to utilize all tools at his disposal in order to counteract and prevent such acts of violence.
I was wondering where others stand on the issue of gun control, which led me to this person’s point of view.