The harrowing incident of movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado has sparked a new debate about gun control in America. As predicted, Democrats have called for some tightening restrictions and stringent reforms on some kind of weapon used by alleged shooter James Holmes, whereas, Republicans have rejected such ideas.
Conservative pundit Bill Kristol, however, believes that Democrats are being ‘foolish’ in their stance regarding gun control. While present on Fox News Sunday after host Chris Wallace pointed out that there has been a declining support from the public for gun control, he said he was a "squish" on the issue, and thought the Democrats should push it more.
“People have a right to handguns and hunting rifles,” he said. “I don’t think they have a right to semi-automatic, quasi-machine guns that can shoot hundred bullets at a time. And I actually think the Democrats are being foolish as they are being cowardly. I think there is more support for some moderate forms of gun control.”
Kristol’s stance that President Obama is unwilling to take a strong stance on the issue was verified the same day when White House spokesman Jay Carney said that no new legislation for gun control is in the offing.