12/14/2012 04:31 pm ET Updated Dec 16, 2012

Gun Control Reactions In Devastating Connecticut School Shooting Aftermath

In what is becoming a far too common experience, the nation's eyes are trained on Newtown, Connecticut, after news of a mass shooting in an elementary school came to light Friday afternoon. A man opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six adults; the gunman was found dead.

In a measured statement delivered earlier this afternoon, a White House spokesman said "today's not the day" for a debate on gun control policy. But we couldn't disagree more -- especially as these events seem to become more commonplace in our society than they were years ago.

Huff/Post50 asked our Facebook fans how their thoughts on gun control had changed since they were younger, and a wave of differing opinions poured in. See our slideshow below to read them all, and let us know how your thoughts on gun control have changed over the years.

If you'd like to learn how you can help the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, visit HuffPost Impact's list of area nonprofits getting involved in the relief effort.



In light of the tragic events in Sandy Hook, how has your idea of gun control changed over the years?