No. There are too many weapons. Too many people dying. — Roland English, Unemployed, South End
No. I don’t think people understand the responsibility of owning a handgun. — Robert Caldwell, Student, Roxbury
Yes. Number one, with the way young people are getting guns illegally, I think people should be able to protect themselves. But people should be trained to own and use them. — Larry, Chef, Roxbury
It all depends. If you have no violent crimes on your record and you’re going to use it for protection, then yes.
— Edward Galloway, Entrepreneur, Dorchester
No. There’s too much killing with guns already. The more guns there are, the more killing there will be. — Deborah Coleman, Homemaker, Dorchester
No. Because it contributes to violence. If nobody had guns, there’d be far less violence. — Brian Arrington, Sales, Roxbury