Thursday, October 8, 2015

instaPoll: Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

Congressman Randy Forbes


As the news unfolded last week about an unprovoked and horrific act of violence at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Americans looked on with shock, anger, and deep heartbreak.

The nation grieves the loss of nine innocent young lives, and the entire country's prayers remain with those injured, as well as all who were impacted by the tragic event. In the aftermath, news media, lawmakers, and citizens across the country are left asking what can be done to help prevent this type of violence from happening again.

Question of the Week:
In light of last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, which of the following statements represent your views? (Please note: this is a multi-answer question.)

(  ) The shooting at Umpqua Community College demonstrates the need to improve mental health screening and support.
(  ) Serious resources need to be devoted to improving security and safety measures in our schools and universities.
(  ) I am concerned with the impact of violent video games, movies, and television shows on minors.
(  ) Violence such as that at Umpqua Community College could be controlled by restricting the sale and possession of firearms.
(  ) I am concerned that new gun control legislation will infringe on the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens but will do little to stop future violence.
(  ) The shooting at Umpqua Community College demonstrates the need to strengthen the enforcement of current law related to the possession and sale of guns.
(  ) I don't know.
(  ) Other.

Take the Poll here.

Find the results of last week's InstaPoll here.

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