July 26th, 2012
06:29 PM ET
2 years ago

Candidates show little appetite for new gun control laws

Washington (CNN) – Last week's massacre at a Colorado movie theater revived the dormant gun control debate in the United States, but neither President Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney is pushing for new laws now to prevent similar attacks.

Obama supports reinstating a ban on manufacturing some semi-automatic weapons for civilian use that expired eight years ago, but congressional inaction on the issue has caused the president to instead seek better enforcement of existing laws, his spokesman said Thursday.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    We need better enforcement of what we do have on the books. That would require more people to do the job. Are Republicans willing to spend the money?

    July 26, 2012 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  2. Thomas

    I'm all for the right to own a gun. I just wish they would repeal the dueling law .

    Then we could get some things done in DC. One shot from twenty paces .

    July 26, 2012 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Nation needs gun control.

    July 27, 2012 01:53 am at 1:53 am |