FAIRFAX,VA -- It's no secret the battle over gun control has fired us up!
On Thursday night, President Obama sat with CNN's Anderson Cooper during the Guns in America town hall meeting to an audience of 2.4 million to debate the Second Amendment.
All this after Obama took executive action to help reduce gun crimes, like those in Newtown and more recently in San Bernardino, by expanding background checks for gun buyers and tightening the grip on private sellers.
Among those in attendance on Thursday were family and friends affected by mass shootings and gun violence, including former Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Taya Kyle, widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle.
Kyle had a few choice words for the President.
"I think that creating new laws you do give people hope. The thing is the laws that we create don't stop these things from happening, right?" Kyle asked.
Instead, she suggests we talk about something we rarely focus on, "Also during this time that you've been President, we've had the lowest murder rate in our country," she said.
And while the crime rate might be down in America, the sale of guns is at an all-time high, with Obama attributing his stance to the booming business.
"I have been now President for over seven years and gun sales don't seem to have suffered during that time. I have been very good for gun manufacturers," Obama said.
While both make valid points on the issue, it's safe to say that there's a common goal: To make sure senseless tragedies can be avoided.