Obama Avoids Gun Control In Comments On Illinois Tragedy

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After another campus shooting, this time in his home state of Illinois, Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama offered thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. But no new ideas for gun control.

"Today we offer them our prayers, but we must also offer them our determination to do whatever it takes to eradicate this violence from our streets and our schools," he said.

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