YouSpeak: Should Gun Control Laws Be Stricter?
The president’s call for tighter restrictions
Last week, in his first trip outside Washington to promote his proposals for strengthening existing gun control laws, President Obama spoke to a crowd of law enforcement officers and community leaders in Minneapolis. His sweeping package includes universal background checks for gun purchasers, restricting the size of ammunition magazines, and reinstating a ban on assault weapons.
The president’s proposals, which come in the wake of the mass shootings in Colorado in July, and more immediately, the December rampage that left 20 children and 6 adults dead at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., face strong opposition from some members of Congress and from the National Rifle Association.
The president told the assembled crowd, “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something.”
So this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Should there be stricter gun control laws?”
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