July 21, 2012
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes a statement on the shootings in Colorado on Friday, July 20, 2012 in Bow, N.H.
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President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both have softened their positions on gun restrictions over the years. As they expressed shock and sorrow over the bloodshed at a Colorado movie theater, neither suggested that tougher gun control could make a difference, a notion that has faded from political debate.