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Rupert Murdoch Tweets Support For Gun Control

Huffington Post [1]
July 23, 2012

Media baron Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Saturday evening to express his support for gun-control measures in the wake of the Aurora, CO shooting that killed 12 people on Friday:

Rupert Murdoch [2]@rupertmurdoch [2]
Rupert Murdoch

We have to do something about gun controls. Police license okay for hunting rifle or pistol for anyone without crim or pscho record. No more
July 22, 2012 1:36 am [3] via Twitter for iPad [4] Reply [5] Retweet [6] Favorite [7]

The words may come as a surprise to observers, since Murdoch’s Fox News traditionally espouses a pro-gun viewpoint.

In the aftermath of the massacre, during which suspect James Holmes allegedly used a range of firearms [8], the issue of gun control has re-emerged into the national spotlight. But while a small number of political leaders, like New York City’s Michael Bloomberg [9] and New Jersey’s Frank Lautenberg [10] have vocalized their support for it the political climate for any kind of legislation is forbidding [11].