Mitt Romney Lies About Aurora Massacre, Says Weapons Were "Illegal"

In 2004, this is what Mitt Romney said about the kind of weapons that James Holmes used to mow down 70 people in a mere seconds when he signed an assault weapons ban as governor. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense,”

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In 2004, this is what Mitt Romney said about the kind of weapons that James Holmes used to mow down 70 people in a mere seconds when he signed an assault weapons ban as governor.

These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense,” Romney said at the time. “They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.

Quite right.

But now here's the 2012 Mitt Romney, carrying the NRA's water by lying about the Aurora massacre.

"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," Romney told NBC News in an interview. "And so we can sometimes hope that just changing the law will make all bad things go away. It won't."

In, fact it wasn't illegal.

Holmes broke no laws when he purchased an assault-style rifle, a shotgun and Glock handgun, and he passed the required background checks.

If Romney doesn't think Holmes should've had "any kind of weapons" -- then the laws need to be changed. That's certainly what he believed eight years ago when banned assault rifles as governor of a liberal state, long before he was running as Chief Wingnut.

What a disgrace and a coward this guy is.

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