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Is gun control the answer?


In light of the most recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton, I'm wondering what y'all think about gun control or gun reform or whatever they're calling it these days. Personally, I think we'll still have problems even if they get all that legislation passed. We've already got a lot of guns being sold on the black market and I don't see why those sales wouldn't just ramp up. The only reason it would become harder for people to acquire guns is that they would be more expensive.


It sounds like you're talking about the people who want to seriously restrict the kinds of guns citizens can own and I agree that whittling it down to basic handguns and hunting rifles may not be the answer. Something does need to be done, though, because this is getting ridiculous. I think the answer lies in both sides working together and a real solution would come down to a whole basket of changes involving gun reform and improvement in the mental health community among other things.