10/17/2012 10:27 am ET Updated Oct 17, 2012

Chicago Reactions To The Second 2012 Presidential Debate (TWEETS)

On Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off in a heated town hall-style debate at Hofstra University, the second of three showdowns between the two ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

After Obama was criticized over a low-energy and somewhat passive performance in the first debate, the president came out swinging in the Tuesday debate, which included a number of memorable moments such as an intense exchange over the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and an insta-meme comment from Romney about "binders full of women."

The president's hometown also got a brief shout out, during a conversation over gun control legislation.

"[I]n my home town of Chicago, there's an awful lot of violence and they're not using AK-47s. They're using cheap handguns," Obama commented Tuesday.

We collected a series of Chicagoans' Twitter reactions to the debate below.

Romney and Obama will face off in the final 2012 presidential debate on Monday.

Chicago Reactions To The Second Presidential Debate