We asked for your responses to the tragedy last week at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., in which a shooter murdered nine persons before he committed suicide.
Here are the results of the unscientific survey, based on more than 2,100 replies.
1) Stricter laws governing the purchase and use of firearms would cut down on mass shootings.
Strongly agree 35%
Strongly disagree 46%
2) Except for felons, unrestricted gun ownership is a constitutional right and must not be reined in.
Strongly agree 45%
Strongly disagree 35%
3) The best way to stop mass shootings is to screen for and treat mental illness.
Strongly agree 34%
Strongly disagree 10%
4) More “good guys” with guns is the best way to deal with the threat of mass shootings.
Strongly agree 44%
Strongly disagree 38%