As details emerged of the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 people, condemnation of the act was pretty much universal. Except for some extreme religious zealots, no one could justify the lives that were lost, especially those of the 20 children.Follow @TheUrbanDaily
However, there has been considerable debate on what to do about gun violence, in particular if there should be more gun control in the United States. Many entertainers expressed their feelings both for and against increased gun control on social media outlets like Twitter:
There are those who favor more gun control…
Ppl who defend guns point out that on the same day as Newtown 22 schoolkids were stabbed in China! True! Except they ALL lived!—
DL Hughley (@RealDlHughley) December 17, 2012
It simply should be harder to acquire a deadly weapon.—
Jill Scott (@missjillscott) December 16, 2012
Those who don’t…
Don't let the Government use one man's insanity to take away our rights. The United States is the Best at Pimping Emotions.—
DAVID BANNER (@THEREALBANNER) December 15, 2012
And those somewhere in the middle..
Gun control will be debated to no end. Mental illness is the more profound issue that should be addressed.—
Pam Grier (@PamGrier) December 16, 2012
Where do you stand on the issue of guns in the United States? Should there be increased gun control to prevent mass murders like this, or is that not the answer?