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Gun Owners Say New Laws Are Not Needed


Both President Obama and Mayors Against Illegal Guns spoke out Monday against gun violence, asking for stricter laws in background checks and limiting magazine clip size.

It's been a heated debate for weeks following the massacre in Newtown Connecticut, for those wanting to change gun laws they say high powered weapons are their main concern.

"We need a ban on these huge rounds, these huge magazines that allow somebody to just shoot continuously," said Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero.

Y'vonne Evanoff-Joseph says the problem banning high clip magazines such as this one is the argument, where does it start and where does it end.

"Is it going to be five rounds, is it going to be 10 rounds," said Classic Arms Owner Y'vonne Evanoff-Joseph.

The owner of classic arms says take for example the Reuger 10 22, which holds five rounds Y'vonne says it's usually a starter gun banning those would be a big shot to business.

"Basically it would shut down our business," Evanoff-Joseph said.

And then there is the argument for stricter, background checks, but Y'vonne says more laws, either local or federal won't solve the issue.

"We have over 20 thousand laws about guns of the books, we need to enforce what we have so we can weed out those people who should definitely not carrying or buying guns."

Larry Stetler is buying a 20 gage shotgun for protection.

"It doesn't matter what kind of gun you have, they will all kill if you have the wrong man on the wrong end," said Leslie Resident Larry Stetler.

And he says laws wont stop violent people from using guns for all the wrong reasons.


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