Gun owner reacts to changing gun laws

OMAHA, NEB (KMTV) -

Whenever mass shootings occur gun laws often become a topic of discussion.

That leaves many gun owners also questioning how it will impact their Second Amendment rights.

Some gun owners say educating yourself as a gun owner is important.    

Obtaining a firearm can be a tedious process but sometimes they still get into the hands of the wrong people.

A background check and permit is required to legally purchase a firearm in Nebraska.

"It's pretty stringent, they go through great detail and you have to jump through many hoops, checks and balances before you can go ahead and purchase a gun."

Nicholas Guthrie bought a gun for protection and says he hopes he never has to use it.

“If people want to do damage they are going to find a way to do it.”

After several mass shootings across the United States, keeping firearms out of the hands of people who intend to do harm is the issue.

"If there are already people out there doing it illegally another law is not going to stop that."

Guthrie says mandatory gun training could help lower the number of gun-related deaths.

"Purchase a handgun and you have to go through this course, purchase a rifle and you have to go through this course."

Guthrie says taking away the tool won’t take away the problem.

"It's like trying to ban cars to fight DUIS you can't really get rid of the tool to fight the crime."

In Nebraska a person must be clear of mental illnesses and not have a felony conviction on their record.

People are the issue in a lot of cases, not necessarily the tool that they used."

Some say tightening guns laws won’t stop illegal sales.

Criminals will find other ways to get them.

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