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Should There Be Stronger Gun Control Laws?

Share your thoughts on firearms in the wake of two large shootings in Colorado and Wisconsin.

Only weeks after a deadly shooting rampage left 12 people dead and 58 wounded in an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre, a gunman  in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six before his life was taken by a responding police officer.

The Aurora shooting, an allegedly pre-meditated event during a midnight showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," heightened fears on gun safety only hours after the shooting occured on July 20th. The accused gunman, James Holmes, was found to have mental problems, but had the ability to purchase multiple weapons that he used on his rampage.

While information about Sunday's shooting continues to be released by law enforcement in Wisconsin, mass shootings have dominated the country's news over the last few decades including the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 that killed 33 people and the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 that left 15 dead, including the two shooters.

Events like these shootings commonly have raised the question we pose to you, Babylon: Should there be stricter gun control laws? Would such laws help prevent a horrible event like these shootings? Are gun control laws of any kind a threat to the Second Amendment right to bear arms?

We want to hear everything you have to say. Leave us a comment below!

Patrick doe August 09, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Criminals will get guns regardless of laws. If this kid wasn't able to purchase firearms then what's to say he wouldn't have just used a bomb instead?
jimspice August 09, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Our friends at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin obviously have a lot on their minds right now. To ease their burden somewhat, the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee has stepped forward to accept online donations to the temple’s Victims Memorial Fund at http://www.SikhHelp.org/. Contributions are processed securely online through the IFC PayPal account, and all proceeds will be transferred directly to the temple. The IFC is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation may be claimed as a charitable contribution for tax purposes. If you prefer to donate the old fashioned way, check or money order can be sent via snail mail to: Victim Memorial Fund c/o Sikh Temple of Wisconsin 7512 S. Howell Ave. Oak Creek, WI 53154 You can also help spread the work by “Liking” and “Sharing” the SikhHelp.org Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SikhHelp

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