Mitt Romney responds to Colorado shooting
July 20th, 2012
07:19 AM ET
10 years ago

Mitt Romney responds to Colorado shooting

(CNN) - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued the following statement responding to Friday's shooting in Colorado.

At least 12 people were killed and 50 wounded when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, a police official told reporters.

“Ann and I are deeply saddened by the news of the senseless violence that took the lives of 15 people in Colorado and injured dozens more. We are praying for the families and loved ones of the victims during this time of deep shock and immense grief. We expect that the person responsible for this terrible crime will be quickly brought to justice.”


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Captain America

    Romney support zero background checks at gun shows? He should keep his trap shut.

    July 20, 2012 07:41 am at 7:41 am |

    Does congress need anymore proof that we need tougher gun laws???

    July 20, 2012 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  3. Anonymous

    Please get the facts first!

    July 20, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  4. Embarrassing

    A brief and canned response. No real warmth. Best response was that of President Obama who is in touch with this American tragedy that effects us all. Romney is out of touch and robotic.

    July 20, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  5. The Dude

    The NRA cares nothing about our rights and safety, no more than the tobacco industry does. All they want is our money and will do anything to get it regardless how many innocent people have to die.

    July 20, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  6. HenryB

    Did they forget to print the part of his statement where he placates the NRA by saying that the incident could have been avoided if everybody in the theater, including the children, had been carrying a gun? That is the "Conservatives'" response to all these tragedies anyway, isn't it?

    July 20, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  7. Michael

    There is no quick justice in this country, but there will be justice. Be happy with that.

    July 20, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  8. Jonathan

    Romney doesn't believe in America. He believes in Illuminati – to serve the will of the corporation.

    July 20, 2012 09:16 am at 9:16 am |

    the guy was already caught mitt, read the news dude, he was arrested at the scene

    July 20, 2012 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  10. Clyde

    Oh please! Mitt and Ann couldn't care less.

    July 20, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  11. I want to see Robme's Tax Returns

    He's hiding something. You know he is.

    July 20, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  12. kay

    you can see mitt dont understand people his out of touch , all the tv station said loud and clear that 14 people lost their lifes , before mitt issued his statement the police said 12 people, still mitt said 15 people , how can you lead if you dont understand what going on .

    July 20, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  13. And If You Elect ME President

    I will make sure EVERYONE carries a gun at ALL times to protect themselves!!!!!!!!!

    July 20, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |