In Blair County, less than a week before Christmas, Jeffrey Michael killed three people outside of Geeseytown. He also shot at state police troopers, wounding a couple of them. State police returned fire and killed Jeffrey Michael. Most people in the community are still not ready to talk about what happened.
This local tragedy came less than a week after the Newtown, Connecticut shooting that left 20 first graders and six school employees dead.
Since then the national gun control debate has only grown. The President called on Congress to make major changes to gun control laws. President Obama wants to strengthen background checks, ban large capacity magazines, and help schools prepare for emergencies.
But Second Amendment rights advocates say keeping guns out of the hands out of honest citizens isn't the answer. They say they need to strengthen the mental health system and keep guns away from unstable people.
In the next part of the series we take a look at how to go through the process the right and legal way to buy a gun.