Michigan gun owners: 'Blame the shooter, not the gun' in Las Vegas massacre

Posted at 6:55 PM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 18:55:17-04

"I feel he’s responsible, not the gun," said Kenneth McEady responding today to the renewed anti-gun hysteria. 

The 70-year-old, who's owned firearms for 50 years, says in the wake of these incidents, guns seem to always become the scapegoat. 

Bill Kucyk, owner of Action Impact gun store and range, agrees.   

"People want to be quick to place blame and firearms are an easy target to place that blame," said Kucyk, also a retired police officer. 

He says even though he's against more gun control, he’s not advocating for more leniency.

In fact, he's opposed the recent push by Republican state representatives in Lansing to allow gun owners to carry without any stringent training. 

But on other side of the spectrum are local political voices like Detroit Councilwoman Mary Sheffield. 

"America in some ways has an addiction to guns. I think we have to crack down on gun reform laws," she said.

She spoke to Channel 7 about why the latest tragedy has created a bigger urgency than ever to regulate guns.

The varying opinions represent a snapshot what's ahead in the upcoming weeks and months, as the debate on gun control re-ignites both here at home and in Washington.