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Local and national thoughts on gun restrictions

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Others aren't sure that tighter restrictions are going to do much in terms of preventing mass shootings based on the way that many of the suspects in those shootings bought their guns. Others aren't sure that tighter restrictions are going to do much in terms of preventing mass shootings based on the way that many of the suspects in those shootings bought their guns.
The NRA has said that they would be willing to support tighter restrictions on devices like bump stocks - a decision that seems to reflect the opinions of people for and against gun control. The NRA has said that they would be willing to support tighter restrictions on devices like bump stocks - a decision that seems to reflect the opinions of people for and against gun control.

With the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, a question on the minds of people around the country has been "Where do we go from here?"

Naturally, some government officials are in support of stricter gun control, like Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.

"It's about time that we look at real common sense gun safety, public safety ideas, that if the government says you're not allowed to fly on an airplane because you're suspected of being a terrorist you should not be able to get a gun," said Sen. Brown.

Though others aren't sure that tighter restrictions are going to do much in terms of preventing mass shootings based on the way that many of the suspects in those shootings bought their guns.

"Everyone of these mass shootings we had in the last 10 years the firearms were obtained legally, the guy in Las Vegas he obtained all his legally - he went through the mandatory background checks - and so what good would that do," said Jim Yarger with the Lima SABERS Shooting Association.  "I think we need to look at the mental health side as much as anything."

While there's quite a bit of disagreement on the gun control topic, there seems to be a bit of agreement about the use of bump stocks.  That's an attachment that replaces a rifle's standard stock and allows the gun to rapidly fire again and again, and was used by the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting.

The NRA has said that they would be willing to support tighter restrictions on devices like bump stocks - a decision that seems to reflect the opinions of people for and against gun control.

"With the bump stocks, I don't see any use for them, they're probably going to ban the bump stocks and I don't have a problem with that," Yarger said.

"I'm hopeful that is one thing that we can see some agreement on, that will be the first time in a long time; so far no luck, but I'm hopeful we will," said Sen. Brown.

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