Obama, Romney Silent on Guns

    HAMBURG, GERMANY - MARCH 18:  Smith & Wesson Magnum guns are seen in a gun store on March 18, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany. The recent shooting in the German town of Winnenden that left 16 people dead has brought up the issue of gun control once again in public and media discussions in Germany, though most politicians insist that existing laws are sufficient. Germany has relatively strict gun ownership laws.  (Photo illustration by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

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    The man who runs our country and the man who wants to may have decided that speaking out against weapons of mass murder is just not worth the political hassle. President Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney have mostly declined to mention the issue of restricting access to certain types of firearms in the wake of the Colorado massacre that killed 12 Americans. “There are more downside risks than upside gains in talking about it,” said University of Maryland professor Don Kettl. The alleged shooter bought 6,000 rounds of ammunition and four guns in the months before the shooting, all legally.

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