So, in light of the recent politically motivated assassination in Tuscon, AZ, it seems apropos to look into gun control again. The shooter apparently used a high capacity 30-round magazine for his 9mm semi-auto pistol. He killed a 9 year old girl, a federal judge and several others. He wounded a sitting US Congresswoman, and several others. According to opencarry.org, a gun rights pressure group, Arizona requires no permit for concealed carry. All federal laws regarding prohibited persons do apply in Arizona, including those prohibiting the sale of handguns to persons that are not mentally competent (this part may or may not apply to Jared Loughner, reports in the media are incomplete).
So, what's your stance on gun control? How do you think that the laws should change regarding who can purchase firearms, hi-cap mags, etc?
One final note: I understand that this is a hot button issue. Please keep it civil, on topic and CITE YOUR SOURCES! Ad hominem attacks will not be tolerated, and those posts will be reported to the moderators for appropriate action. Also, remember that simple disagreement is NOT an attack, and is not grounds for a negative reputation comment.
Disclaimer: I hold a valid concealed carry permit in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but am not a member of the NRA. I'll be happy to share my views on the subject, but only after a few others get a chance to start the discussion. I don't want to set the tone.