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Clackamas Town Center widower joins gun control debate

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

For the first time, the husband of one of the Clackamas Town Center mall shooting victims is joining the gun control debate.

Cindy Yuille was killed in the mall shooting in December when a masked man with an assault rifle ran through the crowded mall.

"I don't have any problem with people having guns," said Robert Yuille, Cindy's husband. "You can have a gun. I just don't think you need to have weapons of mass destruction."

The widower is referring to assault rifles and high capacity magazines used in the Aurora theater, Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

His wife was Christmas shopping when 22-year-old Jacob Roberts went on a shooting spree.

Court documents show Roberts used a stolen gun in the attack. The night before the shooting, the gunman slept over at his friend Sean Cates' home.

Cates later told detectives Roberts told him he "needed a gun and needed to get out of town."

When Cates awoke the next morning, Roberts was gone along with his AR-15.

"If you're going to have these types of weapons around you certainly are responsible for them," Robert Yuille said.

There are no regulations in Oregon on how guns have to be stored. Robert Yuille thinks there should be some accountability.

"If you're going to have a military weapon, you know the military secures their weapons really well," the former Marine said.

Robert Yuille could potentially file a civil suit, but for now the widower is focusing on moving on.

Cates has not returned FOX 12's calls asking for comment.

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