In less than a week there have been two major shootings in public areas in the US resulting in deaths of innocent people. Gun control in the US has always been a hot button issue and it's sad to say that these sort of events are a necessity to bring this issue to the forefront, which I'm sure it will be in the coming days. As emotional as these latest incidences have been I think my stance on gun control has remained constant and it it: -Guns are too prevalent in society in general -Guns are too easy to purchase (not enough proper screening) -Many types of guns should be deemed illegal as their purpose was not for protection/hunting and were designed for assault/military purposes and have now found their way into society. -Many people who own guns don't know how to use them/store them properly. -The NRA and other similar organizations have done a good job to convince voters and elected officials of their agenda -The 2nd amendment was written over 200 years ago and needs to be overhauled Most of my opinions and research on the gun control issue comes from US sources although I do have many hunting buddies here in Canada. I'm sure their are a range of opinions on this subject so looking forward to learning from all sides.