By Amie Parnes - 07/26/12 11:26 AM EDT
In his remarks — the most extensive on the gun-control topic during his presidency — Obama said he believes most gun owners would agree “we should do everything possible" to prevent criminals and fugitives from purchasing weapons and that criminal records should be carefully examined before they obtain firearms. The president, who spent time with victims of the Colorado shooting on Sunday, also offered that "a mentally unbalanced individual should not be able to get his hands on a gun so easily."
“These steps shouldn’t be controversial,” he said. “They should be common sense."
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