White House spokesman Josh Earnest, on Monday, was asked whether President Obama supports the new bill that would end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail order, in light of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colorado.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities, reports the Washington Times.
Earnest said: "The president's view that have been relayed quite frequently over the last few days, you know, is that he believes in the Second Amendment of the Constitution, in the right to bear arms but he also believes that we should take robust steps within existing law to ensure that guns don't fall in the hands of criminals or others [who] shouldn't have them."
"Well, like I said, I haven't seen the specific piece of legislation that has been offered up today. But as those, as that and other pieces of legislation make their way through the legislative process, you know, we'll consider, we'll evaluate them as they make their way through the process."