MILWAUKEE -- Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut is stirring up the debate over gun control. Some asking whether or not there should be reform, others asking if there should be an outright ban on some firearms. Since this was the bloodiest attack against children in our nation's history, many anti-gun supporters say this is the time to address it. But pro-gun advocates would say legislation won't change anything.
"Our faith in our country and our faith in each other is shaken," said Sachin Chheda, the chairman of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. "This could be us and I think that devastation is going to last for a long time."
Chheda supports a gun reform that includes a ban on assault weapons, and more gun training.
"Let's have a background check on every single gun sale, let's micro-stamp gun cartridge so that if that a cartridge is ejected at a murder scene we can trace the gun and find the person."
But we spoke with James Fendry from the Wisconsin Pro-Gun Movement at an annual gun show in Waukesha.
"What we found is it doesn't do any good," said Fendry. "The bad people are always able to access guns just as they could find cocaine heroin gambling prostitution."
Fendry told us the majority of people who attend gun shows like the one in Waukesha are responsible with their firearms. Most of the booths there are federally licensed gun dealers which require a mandatory background check. However, there are some booths at shows where the dealers are private, which means a background check is not required.
There is a petition on the White House website that is already calling for tougher gun laws, in light of the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut. President Barack Obama said Friday, "we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of politics.
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