Gun Regulation Becomes Heavy Topic In Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting
The controversial issue of gun regulation has resurfaced in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
It’s a heavily topic many in Northern Michigan feel strongly about.
Some say there aren’t enough gun regulations.
Others feel more rules won’t change anything.
“Look, we have a tragedy, what happened in Las Vegas is, in many ways, a miracle. The police department has done such an incredible job. And we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes. But I do have to say how quickly the police department was able to get in was really very much of a miracle. They’ve done an amazing job,” says President Donald Trump.
The president’s response to the renewed gun law debate.
Current Michigan law says you must be 21 to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer and 18 from a privately licensed dealer.
“Every gun that comes in here we have to catalogue. Also anyone that buys a gun has to fill out a form called a 4473, it’s a federal form and then we do background check to the FBI and they will get either get a proceed, delay or deny,” says David Haynes, owner of All Seasons Showtime Fireworks, Guns and Ammo.
Gun shop owner David Haynes says this whole process is extensive and he feels this is all we can do to regulate guns.
“If people want guns, they are going to find a way to get them illegally. It doesn’t matter what rules and regulations you put in place, they are going to find a way to get a gun,” says Haynes.
However, in light of the Las Vegas shooting, others feel more can be done.
“Gun regulations for me, I think there should be way more back up and background checks for it. I think it should be harder to get a gun,” says Veronica Mercurio, wants more gun regulations.
We have reached out to several Michigan law makers in Washington, as of right now none of them have released any statements on the issue.