Due to the rash of recent high profile shootings, talk of gun control legislation is back on the front page of the news. As it's become a pretty high profile topic, this thread has been created to discuss and debate the issue. THE RULES: 1) A discussion should most of the time not be more than "Post, Response, Reply to Response" as we don't need ongoing debates between two individuals that overtake the thread. Also, no picking apart someone else's post with a line by line reply over each point made in the other person's post. Pick one or two parts of the post to quote in your response, and that's it. We don't need a drawn out idealogical debate: You can believe what you want, and others can believe what they want, but realize that you probably won't be able to change their minds. 2). Name calling or belittling other forum members will not be allowed. Do not denigrate supporters of one side in this debate. Do not denigrate a state that passes legislation you don't agree with. This is TROLLING or flamebait and may result in a warning or being banned. You can express your displeasure without resulting to name calling. 3). Do not respond to flamebait or troll posts yourself!! Report the offending posts and let the moderators do their job! This thread will be CLOSED if repeat violations occur, and warnings will be issued for violations as warranted! 4). About political cartoons- If you want to post more than one in the same post (or more than one on the same day), put them in spoiler tags. It makes it easier for people to navigate the thread. This thread was created to let people speak their voice on a timely issue that's gripping our nation. "Gun Control" is not the only aspect of these recent shootings to warrant attention, but as a political aspect, this thread has been created for this issue. So speak your mind, but please follow the rules above!