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In light of the tragic shooting in Aurora, CO, America’s gun laws have become a hot topic of discussion. Some wonder if is more stringent laws would have prevented James Holmes from acquiring the firearms he used to kill twelve people and injure dozens more. Others disagree. They believe the ill-intentioned will still be able to find weapons if they are motivated enough to kill. Naturally, the men running for President this year will be asked to weigh in. Mitt Romney did, and he applied some much-needed common sense to the discussion.
“A lot of what this young man did was clearly against the law,” Romney told NBC. “But the fact that it was against the law did not prevent it from happening.”
Asked if he had a “problem” with individuals being able to purchase large amounts of ammunition via the internet, Romney said he didn’t think it was possible to “prevent people who want to provide harm from being able to purchase things to carry out that harm.”
After all, criminals don’t adhere to our laws to begin with. CLICK HERE to watch the interview with NBC’s Brian Williams.
- [H/T to @MacMiggler]
- [via Yahoo! News]