Fox Valley residents react to Obama gun proposals
January 18, 2013 5:04PM
“I support President Obama’s proposal for gun control,” said John Freedlund, 64, of Batavia. “How much fire power do you need to kill Bambi? I don’t begrudge people who own guns and want to hunt or shoot at targets, but do you need an AK-47 rifle to hunt deer? We should do anything that would get guns out of the hands of people who should not have them,” Freedlund said.
What do you think of President Obama’s gun control measures?
“I support President Obama’s proposal for gun control. How much fire power do you need to kill Bambi? I don’t begrudge people who own guns and want to hunt or shoot at targets, but do you need an AK-47 rifle to hunt deer? We should do anything that would get guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.”
— John Freedlund, 64, of Batavia
“I think the nation should pass concealed carry gun law rights. I do not think the mass shootings in Newtown, Conn. would have happened if we were all allowed to carry a gun.”
— Kelly Malloy, 20, of Aurora
“I am 100 percent behind these controls and think we should go even further. It is shocking what happened in Newtown, Conn. The assault weapons are not for hunting, but mass killings. I don’t believe in owning a gun.”
— Steve Tannenbaum, 58, of Batavia
“I do think there needs to be more controls for the gun violence, but I don’t trust the government to do the right thing.”
— Dan Maturo, 55, of Geneva
“If it saves one life President Obama is taking the right step. “I support gun restrictions and closing the loop-holes for buying a gun. I work in the city and my co-workers live on the South Side. Chicago has an appalling murder rate.”
— Maxwell Dennison, 46, of North Aurora
“I support President Obama in what he is trying to do, but I do not believe it will really stop the murders in Chicago. People will still get guns and do what they want. All of this attention is probably provoking people to buy guns and making matters worse. I have let the fear of being shot at grow out of me.”
— Anthony Gilmer, 20, of Aurora