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President Obama, Rep. John Boehner reach bipartisan agreement on calls for gun control

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVM) -

The gun control debate is buzzing nationwide in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater last week.

James Holmes is accused of opening fire during a showing of the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises" on Friday, killing 12 and wounding 58 more. Police said Holmes legally purchased the firearms.

President Obama said steps can be taken under existing laws to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.

In a bipartisan move, House Speaker John Boehner (R) said he agrees.

"We had a shooting by a deranged person in Colorado and our hearts and souls go out to the victims and those who were killed and those who were injured and their families," Rep. Boehner said. "The president has made clear that he's not going to use this horrific event to push for new gun laws. I agree."

Holmes will make his next court appearance next Monday, when formal charges are expected to be filed.

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