(CBS News) In an interview with NBC News Wednesday, Mitt Romney said “many” of the weapons used in the Aurora, Colorado mass shooting were obtained illegally.

“Well this person shouldn’t have had any kind of weapons and bombs and other devices and it was illegal for him to have many of those things already,” Romney said. “But he had them. And so we can sometimes hope that just changing the law will make all bad things go away. It won’t. Changing the heart of the American people may well be what’s essential, to improve the lots of the American people.”

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