Obama Won't Push New Gun Laws
Romney banned assault rifle in question in Massachusetts
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 23, 2012 1:10 PM CDT
An AR-15, the kind of assault rifle used in the Colorado shooting, is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

(Newser) – The Dark Knight shooting certainly has people talking about gun control again. The AP and New York Times are both running reports on the largely unregulated nature of Internet gun sales; James Holmes was able to order 3,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition and 3,000 rounds of handgun ammo without so much as passing a background check. Michael Bloomberg appeared on MSNBC today to again bash both parties for gun control inaction. "I think there is a perception among the political world that the NRA has more power than the American people," he said. "I don't believe that."

But don't expect the White House to jump on that bandwagon. Jay Carney said yesterday that President Obama believed in using "existing law" to keep guns away from "people who should not have them," the Hill reports. And ironically, Mitt Romney actually banned the sale of the assault rifle Holmes used while he was governor of Massachusetts, Henry Blodget of Business Insider points out. Romney has since reversed his position on the issue.

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jacklynjohnson
Jul 24, 2012 12:12 PM CDT
It's so sad to hear about this terrible shooting incident. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims. Thanks for the heads up on the Evertalk memorial page Christina. I will make sure to visit it.
right2dave
Jul 24, 2012 6:33 AM CDT
Of course not. It could cost him votes. He is a man of integrity except when it comes to getting votes.
Libtard
Jul 23, 2012 8:33 PM CDT
I am getting reports that Obama is retarded and I want to know if it's true? If he is I might not vote for him.