Boehner: no new gun laws

Jul 26, 2012

President Obama is pledging to work with lawmakers to enact some controls on the sale of weapons. The President told the National Urban League Wednesday night stepped-up background checks and restrictions to keep mentally unbalanced people from buying weapons should be common sense. But U.S. House Speaker John Bohner of Ohio says there is little appetite among Republicans for new gun controls. Colorado authorities say the suspect in last week's movie theater shootings broke no laws when he bought an assault-style rifle, a shotgun and a Glock handgun. Police also say James Holmes legally purchased more than 6-thousand bullets on-line, and passed the required background checks.