(13WHAM-TV) - Police say when he carried out the massacre at the elementary school, Adam Lanza was armed with a semi-automatic assault rifle and two pistols.
All the weapons were legally purchased by his mother.
The president says something must be done about gun violence, but what that should be, is still unclear.
Some gun owners say the issue isn't gun control but personal responsibility for owning and securing weapons.
Others say mental health should be the priority and still others say there's no need for weapons at all.
“What's causing the problem?” said Earl Curtis, Owner, Blue Ridge Arsenal Gun Store
“Why is there such a disconnect? Or, why are they just snapping?...So mental health is really the issue here instead of gun control."
Chris Dodd, former U.S. Senator from Connecticut, said, "At some point, we have to learn as a society that whatever one's views may be about their personal rights, to live in a society where people's lives are at risk every day, because of the perceived notion that they have a right to walk around with loaded weapons, just stuns me. When are we going to learn?"