CNN PRODUCER NOTE seandfleming says although he is not a gun owner, he believes a ban on guns may not be the answer to wide scale attacks. 'Here in America we have all sorts of background checks and laws about what kinds of weapons you can have, and what type of rounds you can buy,' he says. He thinks the best way to approach the topic of guns is to educate people about them, having parents introduce their kids to gun safety.
'I don't know how much stricter we can be,' he says. 'I don't think you can limit the amount of guns someone purchases.' He predicts the process of tracking what guns people buy and the quality would be too convoluted. There are a series of questions he believes people need to start asking than simply jumping up to the idea of gun control. He says banning guns will only lead to further problems, using Prohibition as an example, when the United States had a ban on alcohol sells and organized crime went up. 'I don't think a gun will deter people who want to use these weapons for violence,' he says.
The real question for him is not about gun control, but about why people kill in the first place. 'We should be asking why we have people going on shooting sprees,' he says. 'How are people brought to the brink of getting to this point?' he asks.
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer