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GOP Happy to Agree With Obama on Guns

 
With Democrats split and Republicans opposed, chances of the Congress considering any gun legislation targeted at minimizing the toll of shootings such as the one in Aurora, Colo., last week appear virtually nonexistent.
And with the White House saying that President Barack Obama would look to enforce only existing laws to address gun violence, Republicans saw a rare space of agreement with their perpetual foe.
On Sunday, as the president was on Air Force One en route to Colorado to meet with victims of the shooting and their families, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in a gaggle that, “The president’s view is that we can take steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them under existing law. And that’s his focus right now,” according to the White House transcript.
A senior Republican House aide said the White House is taking the right approach.
“We agree with the White House now is not the time for political gain,” the aide said.

Read more: http://www.rollcall.com/issues/58_10/GOP-Happy-to-Agree-With-Obama-on-Guns-216371-1.html?pos=hbtxt

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