NEW ORLEANS - In New Orleans Wednesday night, President Obama prepared the way for tightening gun control laws and re-interpreting the Second Amendment in a way that would curb violence. He says criminals should not be able to own AK 47s.
Chicago and Illinois have tight gun control laws that require background checks, criminal record checks, mental health record checks. Critics argue that none of those precautions would have prevented the Aurora massacre, and every day in Chicago, where criminals use guns to shoot down innocents and opposing gang members.
But apparently, the gun control issue is about to bubble to the top of the Obama campaign's talking points, especially since Mitt Romney committed to preserving Second Amendment rights.
Wednesday while in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening, Romney was asked about the shooter and the need for more gun control. He answered, "Well, 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 continued, "And so we can sometimes hope that just changing the law will make all bad things go away. It won't. Changing the heart of the American people may well be what's essential, to improve the lots of the American people."
Obama's responded by proposing a review of gun laws: