Gingrich Defends Concealed Weapons

By Lindsay Hamilton

Apr 22, 2007 11:53am

ABC News’ Lindsay Hamilton reports: Former Speaker of the House and potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., speculated that concealed weapons could have mitigated the Virginia Tech massacre.

"In states where people have been allowed to have concealed weapons, in Mississippi and Kentucky, there have been incidents of this kind of a killer who were stopped, because in fact, people who are law-abiding people, who are rational, and people who are responsible had the ability to stop them," Gingrich told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

Gingrich has not ruled out running in ’08, but said he is "not going to think about it ’til the end of September."

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