Interactive: Sound Off on Gun Control

In the wake of Newtown, the NRA has gone silent—and Democrats and Republicans alike are  rethinking their positions on gun control. On the first day of the new Congress, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California says she will introduce an assault-weapons ban.

But legislative change starts with you. Where do you stand on the issue of personal gun ownership? Leave your opinion below, in 300 characters or less. Then continue the debate on Twitter by using the share buttons and the hashtags #IOwnAGunBecause or #IDontOwnAGunBecause, or by hopping into the comment threads below.

Plus, read our analysis of your responses

by Michael Keller

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