(KTVI) - Police say the alleged gunman James Holmes legally purchased the firearms, which included a military style rifle, a shotgun and a .40-caliber pistol. President Obama says steps can be taken under existing laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
House Speaker John Boehner says he agrees.” We had a shooting by a deranged person in Colorado and our hearts and souls go out to the victims and those who were killed and those who were injured and their families. The president has made clear that he's not going to use this horrific event to push for new gun laws. I agree."
Gun control advocates say multiple victim shootings usually occur in places where guns are banned reducing the chances that a licensed gun owner would be armed and able to stop the shooter. The NRA agrees with gun control advocates that people found to be mentally ill should be prohibited from owning a firearm.