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A Timeline Of Barack Obama And Mitt Romney's Positions On Guns

The White House suggested Sunday President Obama would not make a push for more gun control following Friday's deadly shooting in Colorado. Here is every public position we could find Obama and Mitt Romney taking on the issue.

Posted on July 23, 2012, at 10:14 a.m. ET

1994:Mitt Romney debates Ted Kennedy over guns, crime.

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1996:Obama questionnaire says he supports banning assault weapons, handguns.

2002:Romney in a debate says he supports tough guns laws, won't chip away at them as Govenror

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2002:Romney calls for a federal ballistic fingerprinting in program in the wake of the DC sniper shootings.

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2002:Romney's campaign website page on the issues on gun control says Romney supports banning assault weapons.

Obama in 2004: The government can't confiscate all gun, but we need to ban assault weapons.

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2004:Obama debates Alan Keyes on gun control, says assault weapons only have one purpose, to kill people.

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2005:Romney signs off on a permanent assault weapons ban in Massachusetts.

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2007: Obama says gun owners have nothing to fear from an Obama Administration, supports owning hand guns, hunting rifles.

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2007:Romney falsely claims he owes a gun, goes hunting, and is a member of the NRA.

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2007:Romney says "I don't line up 100% with the NRA on every issue" and "I support the assault weapons ban."

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2008:Obama says we need a common sense approach to gun control.

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2011:Obama tells Jim Brady he is working on gun control "under the radar."

2012:Romney no longer supports an assault weapons ban and says the best way to stop gun violence is to "vigorously enforce our laws."

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