We don't need new gun laws!
The shooting at a cinema complex in Aurora, Colorado could have been prevented by stricter gun laws. That's what President Obama said in an interview. Dozens of families won't forget the terrifying night when James Holmes, 24, started shooting innocent people at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises." He left booby traps in his apartment and sent some disturbing paintings (showing him, shooting people) to his psychiatrist, before he drove to the movie theater.
Now, Mitt Romney and President Obama debate on stricter gun laws and if they could have prevented James Holmes, 24, from shooting people. "I still believe that the Second Amendment is the right course to preserve and defend and don't believe that new laws are going to make a difference in this type of tragedy.Our challenge is not the laws, our challenge is people who, obviously, are distracted from reality and do unthinkable, unimaginable, inexplicable things," Romney said.
In 2004, Romney signed "a measure instituting a permanent Massachusetts ban on military style assault weapons. "Actually the law we signed in Massachusetts was a combination of efforts both on the part of those that were additional gun rights and those that opposed gun rights, and they came together and made some changes that provided, I think, a better environment for both, and that's why both sides came to celebrate the signing of the bill," Romney said in an interview.
President Obama thinks that laws can prevent a crime from happening. "I believe the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47's belong in the hands of soldiers not on the streets of our cities," he said. This time it looks like they agree on a few things. Assault weapons don't belong on the streets of our cities. James Holmes is sick and killed innocent people and has to be jailed. But as always there is one thing they don't agree on. Are stricter gun laws the right solution?
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