Rupert Murdoch Tweets Support for Gun Control

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch pauses as he delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Rupert Murdoch was the keynote speaker at the two-day National Summit on Education Reform. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photo: Justin Sullivan/2011 Getty Images

In the wake of the Aurora shootings, Rupert Murdoch — who now has even more time to devote to his micro-blogging habit — took to Twitter with this (slightly garbled) message on Saturday night: "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." It's a somewhat surprising position for the owner of the decidedly gun-friendly Fox News, but sometimes you just can't argue with common sense. As Murdoch added in a subsequent tweet, "We don't need AK47s to defend ourselves."