It was suggested earlier in the week, by the White House that President Obama may address gun control more broadlyin light of the recent tragedy in Colorado.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tossed out a bit of a hint, saying he hopes, “that over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country.”
Carney also told reporters that, “it’s certainly possible the president could address … these issues in the future but I don’t have any scheduling updates for you.”
When Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell was asked by a reporter if Republicans would be open to any modifications to gun laws, he replied: “I haven’t heard any discussions about the issue of whether or not having different gun control laws would keep people who clearly are unbalanced from committing acts,” McConnell said. “I think the widespread view is that somebody who is that unbalanced will find some way to do harm. And we have many areas of the country that have very strict gun control laws and it seems not to have had any impact on the incidences that are in question.”