Google Hangout

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, America's focus continues to be on gun control.

Yesterday, parents of the Sandy Hook victims announced the formation of Sandy Hook Promise. Today, New York became the first state to pass new gun control laws inspired by the shooting. And tomorrow, President Obama will unveil his own gun control plan.

With so much going on, five writers from The Stir took a few minutes today to discuss the issue from their very different perspectives, as part of this week's Moms Matter Google Hangout. See the video after the jump.

Participants in the hangout included Adriana Velez, Amy Boshnack, Erica Souter, and Jenny Erickson, while I moderated the discussion. 

What do you think about the issues that came out of this discussion? Do you think gun control laws need to be tightened? Do the entertainment and video game industries need to take a closer look at violence depicted on the screen and in games? And what actions should parents take?

Share your opinions on the issue in the comments.