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POLL | Is it too soon to resume talks on gun control?
12:08 PM, Sep 17, 2013
12:09 PM, Sep 17, 2013
It's hard to ignore it. Many, no matter where on the political spectrum you align, it was known at some point the debate over gun control would work its way into discussion on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Monday's rampage was at least the seventh mass shooting of President Barack Obama's presidency. Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the president has been attempting to get support for substantial gun regulations from Congress.
When asked if Monday's shooting would reignite a call for more gun control, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said the president was implementing executive actions and reiterated his commitment to strengthening gun laws, including expanding background checks to sales online and at gun shows.
"The president supports, as do an overwhelming majority of Americans, common-sense measures to reduce gun violence," Carney said.
We want to know what you think – not on gun control, but of the political arguments that will form from Monday's tragedy. While the events of Monday cannot be ignored, is it appropriate to resume the debate over stricter gun laws? Or, is it a situation, that given the tragedy, should be immediately and aggressively pursued? Where is the middle ground as gun control activists and gun enthusiasts work to recover from tragedy?