Colorado Shootings Stir Up Gun Control Debate
The shootings in Aurora, Colo., have brought the gun control debate front and center, especially in regard to how President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney will field the topic. Both Obama and Romney gave their condolences today and campaign events were canceled.
According to CBS News, neither Obama nor Romney addressed the issue of gun control on Friday. Other political leaders were more outspoken.
- "Maybe it's time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control advocate, said early Friday morning.
- "The shooter should be brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, a Democrat whose husband was killed in a mass shooting on a train, said Friday morning. "But we as a nation should also not continue to ignore avenues to prevent tragedies like this from happening in the future."