President Barack Obama, long an advocate of stricter gun control in the U.S., is teaming up with Anderson Cooper for a one-hour live town hall Thursday on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, to brief the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season, following meeting with his national security team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

CNN characterized the town hall its airing — titled “Guns in America” — as Obama’s “final pitch to the public” on the issue.

CNN added that the 8 p.m. ET town hall nearly coincides with the fifth anniversary — Jan. 8, 2011 — of the shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, which left six dead and 13 others wounded.

Once word spread about the “Guns in America” town hall, a number of second amendment advocates weighed in on the upcoming program: