Mitt Romney told reporters Monday after a third consecutive shooting made headlines that something must be done to curb the violence. But whatever that is, he said, it shouldn’t include gun-control measures.
Romney held a brief press conference in Florida Monday afternoon, as details of a mass shooting in College Park, Texas, were coming to light.
Just as he did after the shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, Romney stressed that new gun laws aren’t the answer.
“This tragedy raises once again the question of what can be done to help prevent events like this from occurring,” Romney said Monday. “I guess I’m not referring to any particular legislation. I’m just saying this is something that needs to make thoughtful consideration.”
The focus needs to be on the shooters, Romney said.
“They already had three of these tragedies in a row. I happen to believe this is not a matter of the weapon that is used. It’s a matter of the individuals,” he said. “And the choices these people make, and we have to understand how to prevent those kinds of choices from being made.”