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Gun control debate: For and against

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In the days following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the talk from national leaders and people all around the country has turned to gun control -- not taking away the right for people to own guns, but putting regulations on the kinds of guns, kinds of bullets, and magazines.

Stricter Regulation

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat: "I'm going to introduce in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House, a bill to ban assault weapons. It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession not retroactively but perspectively."

Jim Callery, Newtown, CT resident: "There's no reason for anyone to have an assault rifle or have access to one. Just show some leadership.''

Michael Bloomberg, New York City Mayor: "If the massacre in Tucson wasn't enough to make our national leaders act, and if the more recent bloodshed in Aurora Colorado, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon and other cities and towns wasn't enough, perhaps this slaughter of innocents at Sandy Hook elementary school will at long last be enough."

But there are some who say even the strictest gun laws cannot stop someone determined to cause harm.

Gun Control Not the Answer

Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat: "The strongest conceivable gun control laws won't stop all acts of violence."

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas Republican: "The facts are, every time guns have been allowed, concealed carries have been allowed, the crime rates have gone down. DC should be the safest place in America and it is not. Chicago should be safe, it is not. Their gun laws don't work."

Michael Oliva, Newtown, CT resident: "The gun control, you're just going to fight and bump heads, you might as well do stuff that you know is happening, what's going on with these people. The Colorado shooter, HE was crazy too. I mean these people, they're obvious. It's not something that you don't see."

We caught up with Governor Jan Brewer, who has been a strong proponent of gun rights -- but has also vetoed gun legislation that would have allowed gun on college campuses.

"It's always about the right to bear arms. I'm not sure if it's something that needs to be addressed in that respect. 9-11 was box cutters. There are evil people in our country and in the world and I don't know how we get our arms around it, I certainly believe that we need to find a solution where schools are more safe," said Brewer.

When asked specifically about banning assault weapons, she did not answer.

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