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Aurora, Colorado / Movie Theater Massacre / Gun Control / A Discussion #1027458

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) New stories from the Colorado tragedy previewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A look at the changed positions of presidential candidates President Obama and Mitt Romney on gun conrtol examined; details given about the expired gun law. [ROMNEY - defends the Second Amendment.] White House press secretary Jay Carney quoted. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - states a position.] [August 2008, OBAMA - says keep AK-47s out of the hands of killers.] [January 2011, White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- says the president supports the assault weapons ban.] Romney's 180 turn on the gun control issue noted. [In 2002, ROMNEY - supports state gun laws.] [December 2007, ROMNEY - explains his support of the assault weapons ban in Massachusetts.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Gloria Borger about politics and gun control. [KING - says Democrats view gun control issues as taboo; states gun control is risky for Obama in key states: so keep hands off.] [GERGEN - says President Clinton stood up for gun leadership; assesses Romney's changing position on guns because of his base.] [BORGER - notes the anti-big government movement and Second Amendment rights.]

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