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July 26th, 2012
12:15 PM ET

Rep. Rogers: Gun control advocates should abandon 'red herrings'

Addressing a crowd at a gathering for the National Urban League in New Orleans yesterday, President Obama spoke out against gun violence, asserting that while he stands by the Second Amendment, he also believes that "a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals."

On Starting Point this morning, Rep. Mike Rogers responds to the president's comments, saying “Trying to point to one incident and one type of weapon isn't going to solve this problem... We have two things here. How do we get after the violent crime that’s happening in American cities today – a huge rise. And how do you deal with mentally ill individuals who are expressing themselves that they’re going to commit this crime."

Rep. Rogers also weighs in on the public perception of Romney's foreign policy credentials in light of a recent poll that shows Obama leading Romney 47% to 32% on the issue.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Gun control
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