Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on Thursday, told CNN’s Piers Morgan that no new gun control laws were necessary after the massacre in Aurora, Colorado because Timothy McVeigh killed 168 in Oklahoma City with a bomb made of fertilizer (video below).
Romney said: “I don’t support new gun laws in our country. I think that the effort to continue to look for some law to somehow make violence go away is missing the point.”
“The real point has to relate to individuals that are deranged, distressed, and to find them, to help them, and to keep them from carrying out terrible acts. Timothy McVeigh. How many people did he kill? With fertilizer?”
“With products that can be purchased legally anywhere in the world, he was able to carry out vast mayhem. Somehow thinking that laws against the instruments of violence would make violence go away, I think is misguided.”
However, Romney did not mention a a law regulating ammonium nitrate sales [fertilizer], The Secure Handling of Ammonium Nitrate Act of 2007, was signed by President George W. Bush, that required the licensing of ammonium nitrate facilities and registration for buyers.