Mitt Romney: 'Many' Of Aurora Shooting Suspect's Weapons Were Illegal

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  1. J.E.D
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    J.E.D What's tha matta?

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    Ummm, no, Mitt. They were legal. That's the issue. Not to mention the thousands of rounds of ammo purchased online. Nice try.

    Mitt Romney: 'Many' Of Aurora Shooting Suspect's Weapons Were Illegal

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday said many of the weapons obtained by the shooting suspect in Colorado were obtained illegally and that changing laws won't prevent gun-related tragedies.

    But the firearms that authorities allege James Holmes used to kill 12 people in Aurora, Colo., were obtained legally.

    "This person shouldn't have had any kind of weapons and bombs and other devices and it was illegal for him to have many of those things already. But he had them," Romney told NBC News in an interview. "And so we can sometimes hope that just changing the law will make all bad things go away. It won't."
     
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    maybe he meant the explosives in his apartment. :confused:
     
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    YOu and huffpo have failed, once again.:

    'Here are some of the other gun control laws that already exist in Aurora.

    1. "Dangerous weapon" includes firearm
    2. Revocation of license for furnishing a firearm to a minor or someone under the influence.
    3. Window displays cannot include firearms with barrels less than 12 inches long.
    4. Unlawful to carry concealed "dangerous weapon"
    5. Unlawful to discharge firearms, unless by law enforcement on duty or on shooting range.
    6. Unlawful to possess firearm while under the influence of intoxicant
    7. Unlawful to have loaded firearm in motor vehicle.
    8. Unlawful for a juvenile to possess a firearm.

    By definition criminals do not abide by such laws'

    Shock Revelation: City of Aurora, Colorado Would Have Arrested Anyone Who Stopped the Batman Massacre With a Concealed Weapon by Mike Adams
     
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    This is one of those cases where you almost feel sorry for Romney.

    GOVERNOR Romney signed sensible gun control laws, but frankly, that's not the base Romney is appealling to right now. So he has to pretend he was for gun control before he was against it... or something.

    This is the problem when you speak to a group that invites Ted Nugent to rant crazily enough to get the attention of the Secret Service, and you can't even distance yourself from that crazy, because the crazies already don't really trust you.
     
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    Beyond epic fail deflection form a radical right wing propaganda source. The quote Willard is wrong about is that own those weapons are illegal.

    AR-15 assault rifle = 100% legal

    100 round drum magazine = 100% legal

    buying over 6,000 rounds of ammunition = 100% legal.

    Willard must still be thinking the assault weapons ban he signed in to law when governor applies nationwide (or he would like it to)
     
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    Have somebody read those Aurora laws to you, blacky.

    Many of those weapons were illegal.
     
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    Pure bullshit!
    Colorado allows open carry for everyone and concealed carry by permit. No one could legally stop Holmes for carrying his weapons openly to the movie theater!!!!

    Colorado Gun Rights - An Overview of Colorado Gun Laws

    Colorado is a shall-issue state. Residents of the state who meet the requirements of a concealed carry permit must be issued a permit through their local sheriffÂ’s office. Issuance of concealed handgun permits is subject to the successful completion of a handgun safety course and background check.

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    Pro-Gun Provisions

    In general, open carry is not prohibited in Colorado. The state also has a firearm preemption law that prohibits local governments from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state laws.

    Colorado also has a range protection law protecting gun ranges from lawsuits and other civil action.

    Restrictions

    Gun bans: None.
    Waiting period for gun purchases: None.
    License or permit required to purchase guns? No.
    Registration of guns required? No.
     
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    More pure bullshit!!!!

    In general, open carry is not prohibited in Colorado. The state also has a firearm preemption law that prohibits local governments from passing gun laws that are more restrictive than state laws.
     
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    More fail.

    Said conflict in the laws have not been decided in court.

    Many of the bombs and weapons wielded by Holmes were illegal in Aurora.
     
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    Romney lies again?


    Color me shocked!
     

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