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White House Opposes Changing Guns Control Legislation

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The United States is not considering any changes to the current guns control legislation despite the recent deadly shooting at a movie theater in Colorado, Jay Carney, a spokesman for the White House, said.

Last Friday, heavily armed gunman, later identified as James Holmes, entered a movie theater in the town of Aurora, outside Denver, and opened fire killing 12 and wounding 58 people.

“The president believes that we need to take common-sense measures that protect Second Amendment rights of Americans, while ensuring that those who should not have guns under existing law do not get them,” Carney told a daily press briefing.

The shooting spree prompted strong concerns in media and among experts about the freedom to carry a gun in the United States. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on President Barack Obama and his opponent in this year’s presidential election Mitt Romney to consider taking some action regarding the guns control legislation.

Carney also told journalists that 24-years-old Holmes, who was arrested after the shooting, acted on his own and is not linked to any terrorist organization.

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