Only weeks after a deadly shooting rampage left 12 people dead and 58 wounded in an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre, a gunman in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing six before his life was taken by a responding police officer.
The Aurora shooting, an allegedly pre-meditated event during a midnight showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," heightened fears on gun safety only hours after the shooting occured on July 20th. The accused gunman, James Holmes, was found to have mental problems, but had the ability to purchase multiple weapons that he used on his rampage.
While information about Sunday's shooting continues to be released by law enforcement in Wisconsin, mass shootings have dominated the country's news over the last few decades including the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 that killed 33 people and the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 that left 15 dead, including the two shooters.
Events like these shootings commonly have raised the question we pose to you, East Meadow: Should there be stricter gun control laws? Would such laws help prevent a horrible event like these shootings? Are gun control laws of any kind a threat to the Second Amendment right to bear arms?
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