After the shooting of U.S. House of Representative Stephen Scalise (R - Louisiana) by a deranged man on a Washington, D.C. playground, has the time come for some kind of gun control legislation? Fri, 06/16/2017 - 3:07pm Editor Choices Absolutely. I understand a person's right to own a weapon, but there needs to be at least some basic safety measures. Everyone has a right to carry a weapon, so tread lightly on laws that limit a person's access to a gun. Absolutely not.