Ranging Reporter update: Should the federal, state government be able to regulate who can own firearms?

Ranging Reporter JJ Velasquez was at IHOP Tuesday asking whether the government should be able to regulate who can own firearms.

A: "I believe farmers and people who have hunting licenses, I think they have earned that right. They are not using them to harm other people, but I don't think they should decide that for the people."

Paul Alonzo, unemployed, Victoria

A: "It's a hard question because you can go either way. I think yes and no because it depends on the individual."

Annette Franco, wedding planner, Victoria

A: "Yes. Because if it's a prior felon, I think that should prevent someone from owning a gun, especially if it's a crime committed with a gun."

Linda Sparkman, speech pathologist, Victoria

A: "They supposedly check them when they buy a gun, so they should just leave it like it is."

Randy Shepler, Goliad

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