Your Say: Can Obama gun plan work?

The highlights of President Obama’s gun plan: institute criminal background checks for all gun sales, reinstate and strengthen the assault-weapons ban and restore the 10-round limit on ammunition magazines. He also wants to ensure that mental health services are more readily available for those who need it.

What’s the National Rifle Association response? It wants to fight proposals for tighter gun regulations. Instead, it is pushing for increased police and guard protection at schools.

Which side of the argument are you on? Are there aspects of the president’s plan that will work? Does the NRA have the right idea?

On this page, we want to add your voice to the conversation.

Take a look at the polls above that track opinions of some Americans on gun laws, fixes for school violence and how well the NRA represents their values. There’s also an informal Twitter survey below. Cast your vote. The maps above show which states have tighter legislation regulating how old you have to be to buy a handgun.

Recent mass shootings and their aftermath.

Jump in the conversation yourself. Click on the surveys to the right to tell us your view on some of these tough questions. You can also leave a comment using Facebook to the left.

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