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Orlando shootings spark national debate, conversations about gun control

Posted at 10:25 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 23:26:08-04

TULSA- People in Tulsa and across the country are still talking about the Orlando shooting deaths.

The Orlando tragedy is sparking debate about gun control and the Second Amendment.

Over at 2A Shooting Center in Tulsa, the general manager says mass shootings almost always increase interest in buying firearms. It’s a topic drawing emotional responses from both sides.

“If it seriously looks like your ability to purchase a firearm of your choice maybe limited or even taken away completely then those people that are on the fence been thinking about it maybe haven't gotten around to it living in the thing well now maybe is the time I still have the opportunity," said Eric Fuson, General Manager 2-A Shooting Center.

The conversation is spilling into places like Shades of Brown Coffee and Art in Midtown.

Will Phipps has been serving up food and drinks-- and conversation with customers-- about the emotional topic today.

"Especially in this instance, like he was blatantly belligerent towards all sorts of minorities and he was still allowed to get a gun was clearly unhinged you still allowed to buy almost to military grade weapons which is messed up," said Will Phipps of Shades of Brown Coffee and Art.

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