Gun control was a hot issue at the first Democratic presidential debate was held in Las Vegas. Among the talking points discussed were universal background checks, closing the so-called “gun show loophole”, a ban on modern sporting rifles, and repealing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The top three front runner candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley lead the charge for more gun control with second tier candidate Lincoln Chafee echoing their sentiments. Jim Webb, who spoke in support of an individuals right to bear arms in self defense and defense of family, has since ended his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.