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Obama, Romney talk gun control after Colorado massacre

07-27-2012 07:15 BJT

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US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have engaged in their most extensive discussions of gun control since last week's Colorado theater shootings.

Obama says he wants common-sense measures to stem the flow of guns including tougher background checks.

Mitt Romney, meanwhile, argues that changing gun laws would not prevent tragedies. Despite Obama's comments, the White House made it clear that the issue was not on the political agenda this election year. A spokesman for the President said he is not pushing for new gun control legislation, though he still supports a ban on assault weapons. There have been fresh questions since the Colorado shootings about whether Obama, a strong supporter of gun control would make an election-year push for stricter measures.

 

Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CCTV.com

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