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Ever since the horrific rampage in Newtown, there’s been a robust debate in communities across the country -- and here on iVillage -- about what we can do to try and prevent another school shooting. Many of you have said the time has come for tougher gun laws (and fewer guns on the streets) while many others in our community have said gun control is not the answer (and we need to stop disarming the defenseless!) Both sides have plenty to say about the issue, and, we assume, plenty of questions too. Well, now’s your chance to get those questions answered.
Your Turn to Ask the Questions
This Friday, from 3p to 330p ET, iVillage will be hosting a live Q&A with Vice President Biden’s chief of staff, Bruce Reed, on gun control. As you probably know, President Obama asked the vice president to lead a presidential task force on gun violence, and Reed, as chief of staff, has been on the front lines of the debate.
So what would you like us to ask on your behalf? Please add your question below – or post it on Twitter by using the @iVillage handle and the #WHChat hashtag. You can also post your questions on iVillage’s Facebook page.
We really want to hear your questions! We’ve received several so far. Check out a few of them below:
From iVoice Amanda Rodriguez, founder and host of ParentingbyDummies.com: How closely is the White House working with the states to help them develop and implement their own gun control plans and is the federal government providing any incentives for states to develop such plans?
From an anonymous viewer who is pro-NRA: How do the president and vice president feel about Arizona training private citizens to go into schools as armed guards? How do they feel about armed guards being in public schools?
From @PoppaBlues on Twitter: It’s agreed the proposed measures won’t prevent another school shooting but we ‘have to act.’ Why pass laws we know won’t solve the problem?
From iVoice Stephanie Dulli, founder and host of ABelleReve.com: (paraphrasing here) There are no background checks required for secondary sales. If I buy a gun and then sell it to someone else, there is no requirement that I do a background check. What is being done to close that safety loophole?
Be sure to join us live Friday/3p ET to 330p ET to see if your questions are asked and answered. You can check out the live townhall on iVillage and also on whitehouse.gov/SOTU.
See you Friday!