More Mitt Romney Gaffes, Says Colorado Gunman James Holmes Obtained Weapons Illegally

More gaffes from the Romney camp:  Mitt Romney told Brian Williams, in his exclusive NBC interview, that Colorado shooting gunman James Holmes obtained the weapons illegally. In other words, he’s unfamiliar with the details of the largest shooting massacre in American history, but yet he wants to attack President Obama on his national and foreign policy? Um, this also plays into Mitt Romney being fuzzy on the details of his offshore bank accounts, his departure date at Bain Capital, his blind trust, his tax returns and the list goes on and on. Earth to Mitt Romney — James Holmes purchased the firearms legally through various national gun chains and on online.

ROMNEY: Well this person shouldn’t have had any kind of weapons and bombs and other devices and it was illegal for him to have many of those things already. But he had them. And so we can sometimes hope that just changing the law will make all bad things go away. It won’t. Changing the heart of the American people may well be what’s essential, to improve the lots of the American people. Source:  Think Progress

Mitt Romney’s unfamiliarity with the details of the Colorado shooting rampage that left 12 dead and 58 injured is an insult to the victims, their families, law enforcement and the state of Colorado. I expect this type of ignorance from someone like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, but not from the man who claims he knows how to fix what ails this country. Um, does he even know what the problems we face are? This is further proof of how out-of-touch Mitt Romney is with working class Americans. This was the worst mass shooting in American history and he isn’t familiar with the details. That’s either stupid or bare-faced.

I can’t wait to hear more ignorance coming from Mitt Romney during the three presidential debates set for October 3 at the University of Denver; a town-hall style debate October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.; and the final debate, focusing on foreign policy October 22 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., according to the Wall Street Journal.

 

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 More Mitt Romney Gaffes, Says Colorado Gunman James Holmes Obtained Weapons Illegally
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • falling321

    “This person shouldn’t have had any kind of weapons and bombs and other devices and it was illegal for him to have many of those things already.” Just more media lies. No where does Romney say that the guns Holmes owned were illegally purchased. He just says it was illegal to have many of “those things”. Sure, it would have been nice if he had said it was illegal for Holmes to have bombs, but his message statement WAS in fact 100% correct. It was indeed illegal for Holmes to have many of the things he had.

  • pelmo

    Janet your becoming like a chicken with its head cut off as your running around posting as many deragatory comments as you can against Mitt Romney, without even checking out the facts. By your standards lately, you believe that as long as it is something negative, it must be true.
    How about making a few comments about the President just having his second meeting with his cabinet this year. Or that he has not had even one meeting with the Job Creation panel since it’s inception many months ago, even tho the jobs numbers are pathetic, and all the other problems we are facing. Or a President who has spent more time fund raising then the last three presidents combined.
    President Obama is becoming a FANTASTIC President at playing the blame game. First it was all Bush”s fault for all the problems, and now he is starting to blame Romney for all the problems. When is he going to take some of the blame?

  • christopherl

    What’s really pathetic here is that the writer refers to this as the worst shooting massacre in US history. Geesh, get your facts straight when telling others to get their facts straight. Or maybe you think the south won the Civil War, so Virginia Tech doesn’t count? Nice…