With a pre-selected question surely meant to paint Mitt Romney into a corner with the NRA, debate moderator Candy Crowley instead induced the president to go off-teleprompter with his thoughts on gun control.
The audience member asked:
President Obama, during the Democratic National Convention in 2008, you stated you wanted to keep AK-47s out of the hands of criminals. What has your administration done or planned to do to limit the availability of assault weapons?
And the president replied, “I believe in the second amendment,” but added:
… I also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets.