Conn. massacre reignites gun control debate

One of Long Island's most out spoken critics of gun violence is calling on President Obama to take action in wake of the Connecticut massacre.

One of Long Island's most out spoken critics of gun violence is calling on President Obama to take action in wake of the Connecticut massacre. (12/17/12)

WOODBURY - Some politicians are pushing for a renewed debate on gun control in the days following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.

Politicians like Long Island Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) are pushing for strict gun control. McCarthy, whose husband was killed in a shooting on the Long Island Rail Road, says she will push to restrict assault-type weapons and high-capacity clips.

Gun advocates say that restricting guns is not the answer to stopping these tragedies, instead they say it is a mental health issue.

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