As people across the country talk about tightening gun control legislation in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., we asked local residents to share their thoughts:
Here’s what Sarasota Patch Facebook fans had to say:
The NRA with its bullying and threats to destroy politicans who do not agree with them have caused the death of the children in Connecticut along with anyone else murdered by assault weapon..every member of the NRA who thinks assault weapons should be banned should resign from the NRA and tell them why!.. the NRA exists to support the gun and ammunition manufactures.. why should you spend your money to protect these manufactures....no one needs an assault weapon to hunt or protect them selves.. get real !
So who stops the actual criminals from getting assault weapons? Our government? Right, tell that to fast and furious.....
I guess the honest responsible person has no rights anymore.
There is no need for average citizens to own assault rifles or semi or automatic weapons. there should be tougher laws governing gun ownership, we make it harder to drive a car than to own a gun.
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.