2012-07-26 / Local & State

Commissioner Seeks Stronger Gun Laws

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia's police commissioner doesn't think the shootings that killed 12 people and injured dozens of others at a Colorado movie theater will make a difference in the debate over gun control.

Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Sunday on ABC's “This Week” that he thinks Friday's shooting at the theater in Aurora likely won't have an impact and that “people will continue to get their hands on guns.”

Police say a gunman opened fire during a showing of “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring 58.

Ramsey supports a ban on assault weapons and large capacity magazines, a registry of guns and mandatory reporting of all sales of guns. But he says he's not hopeful anything will actually happen.

He says many federal legislators “lack the courage” to do anything.

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