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FINALLY Obama: ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control Susan Walsh / AP Photo

Obama: ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control

The presidential candidates are finally talking about guns, nearly a week after a lone shooter killed 12 people and injured nearly 60 more in a movie theater in Colorado. While speaking in New Orleans on Wednesday, President Obama told an African-American group that there could be more restrictions regarding keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and even said he’d work with lawmakers to make weapons harder to possess. “I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals,” he said, adding that the steps shouldn’t be controversial, but "common sense.” Mitt Romney, on the other hand, said tragedies like the one in Aurora would not be prevented by changing national gun laws and made the mistake of alleging that suspect James Holmes obtained the weapons used in the movie theater massacre illegally—he didn’t.

July 26, 2012 6:02 AM