Michael Brandon Hill, 20, entered the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy shortly after 1 p.m. and demanded a receptionist contact a television news station so they could send a crew to "start filming as police die."
Hill, who was reportedly armed with an AK-47 and other weapons, briefly exchanged gunfire with police. He later surrendered to authorities and is facing numerous charges.
Fortunately no one was injured, but the incident could have ended with a very different outcome. For that reason, the Georgia chapter of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has renewed calls for stronger gun laws and issued a statement which read in part:
"We offer our support as the community deals with the lingering impact of gun violence, and we demand our members of Congress and state legislatures to put in place new and stronger gun laws to prevent senseless acts like these from continuing to occur in the future."
Do you believe stronger gun laws would have prevented the incident at McNair Elementary? To what extent would you support governmental legislation of gun ownership? What type of legislation do you think would prevent someone such as Hill from obtaining a gun and committing a similar crime? Let us know in the comments.