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    LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Sen. John McCain says the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech does not change his view that the Constitution guarantees everyone the right to carry a weapon.
    "We have to look at what happened here, but it doesn't change my views on the Second Amendment, except to make sure that these kinds of weapons don't fall into the hands of bad people," McCain said Monday in response to a question.

    The Arizona Republican, who was campaigning in this Texas-Mexico border city, said he didn't know the details of the attacks at Virginia Tech.

    "I do believe in the constitutional right that everyone has, in the Second Amendment to the Constitution, to carry a weapon," he said. "Obviously we have to keep guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens."

    McCain and other presidential hopefuls issued statements expressing shock and grief over the attacks.

    "As a parent, I am filled with sorrow for the mothers and fathers and loved ones struggling with the sudden, unbearable news of a lost son or daughter, friend or family member," read a statement by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.

    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, called it a "day of national tragedy, when we lost some of our finest to a senseless act."

    Democratic candidate John Edwards said in a statement: "We are simply heartbroken by the deaths and injuries suffered at Virginia Tech. We know what an unspeakable, life-changing moment this is for these families and how, in this moment, it is hard to feel anything but overwhelming grief, much less the love and support around you. But the love and support is there."

    Republican candidate Mitt Romney said: "The entire nation grieves for the victims of this terrible tragedy that took place today on the campus of Virginia Tech. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire Virginia Tech community. Our full support is behind the law enforcement officials who are involved with stabilizing the situation and conducting an investigation."

    Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., said the nation is mourning the dead and praying for their families and for the wounded.

    "Today, we are a grieving and shocked nation. Violence has once again taken too many young people from this world."

    McCain Backs Gun Rights After Shootings
    you know, I find it kind of a strange concept:

    Only law abiding people should have guns.

    Everybody who legally owns a gun is law abiding until they blow someone away with it outside of self defense, then they aren't law abiding.

    So unless you're going to have a psychological profile of every gun owner, AND somehow keep tabs on them day to day, how in the name of hell can you predict who's going to simply lose it one day?

    I still maintain that guns are stupid.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Well most gun rights adoocates are hypocritical when it comes to guns. They'll yell about the right to own a gun but when it comes to other things like freedom of speech and religion then they'll stop yelling and let those rights be taken and destoryed.

    Hence most of those gun advocates are Republicans.

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