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Presidential debate skips talk on gun violence

Published On: Oct 04 2012 04:30:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 04 2012 12:26:28 PM CDT
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July 20, 2012: James Holmes is accused of opening fire in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater, killing at least 12 and wounding 58 others.


The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says the presidential candidates missed an opportunity to address guns in their debate at the University of Denver.
The campaign and members of eight families who lost relatives in the Aurora theater shootings in July had urged moderator Jim Lehrer to ask the candidates to address gun violence. Instead, Lehrer stuck to other topics he chose before Wednesday's debate at the University of Denver.
Tom Teves' son, Alex, attended the university and was killed in the shootings. After the debate, Teves said that he doubts the topic will come up in any debates, insisting that no one has the courage to speak about it.


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