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Gun Control: Who Do You Think Is Right, Senator Manchin or Congressman McKinley?
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on January 04, 2013 @ 7:08PM
Created on January 04, 2013 @ 6:00PM
Ever since the mass shooting in Connecticut, it seems everyone has been asking themselves one questions. How do we prevent a tragedy like this from happening again? Thursday on 5 news we told you what Senator Manchin thought about this and many were shocked when Manchin appeared to support stricter gun laws when before he was against them.
More specifically, Manchin told us that we can't look at just one aspect. We have to look at everything together. He also mentioned we have to try and make our culture less violent. One of the examples he gave was the extreme violence in video games.
Congressmen McKinley on the other hand said,"Limiting the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens will not change the behavior of those determined to use firearms to commit horrific crimes. The tragic shooting is a reminder to all responsible gun owners to properly secure their weapons at home. Part of the solution also includes enforcing and reviewing existing laws, changing how government and society should deal with mental illness, and addressing violence in popular culture.
But we also wanted to see what you thought. On the 5 News Facebook page Neil McPherson said, "They need to take weapons off the market that hold more than ten rounds. I love guns and I love hunting and I don't want to see them take all gun's away. Who needs a gun that shoots more than ten rounds anyhow?"
So to recap, Senator Manchin wants more gun restrictions in the wake of the Connecticut tragedy. Representative McKinley wants to ensure our second amendment rights aren't destroyed. Make sure to go to our Facebook page and cast your vote for who's right.
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