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Obama: No Gun Control Talk Today… Notice The Word ‘TODAY’

A White House spokesman said Friday that the shooting rampage at a Connecticut school saddened President Barack Obama as a father, but that “today’s not the day” for a discussion about possible gun control measures to be taken in response to the massacre.

“Today’s not … a day to engage in the usual Washington policy debates,” press secretary Jay Carney told reporters. “That day will come, but today’s not that day.”

Carney’s admonition came as news organizations reported that as many as 27 people, including 18 children, were killed at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

“As a father, incidents like these weigh heavily on him—and, I think, on everyone who has children,” Carney said, highlighting “the enormous suffering” of parents of those killed.

Obama got word of the tragedy at 10:30 a.m. from Homeland Security adviser John Brennan. He later discussed the situation with FBI Director Robert Mueller and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and shared his “condolences and concern,” Carney said.

At an afternoon press briefing, Carney said renewing a federal assault weapons ban “does remain a commitment” of the president. The ban expired in 2004, and Obama has taken no serious steps to renew it on Capitol Hill.

Carney declined to answer repeated questions on when would be an appropriate time for lawmakers in Washington to discuss possible actions to prevent future tragedies.

“Our minds and our focus need to be on what’s happening there and providing assistance where we can to those who need it,” he said, urging “enormous sympathy for the families that are affected.”
One reporter pointed to Obama’s remarks in July just days after a shooting spree that left 12 dead and about 60 injured at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo.

“I hope 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,” Obama said at the time.

Obama has made similar comments before, including at a January 2011 memorial for the victims of a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, in which then-Rep. Gabby Giffords was grievously wounded.
“We have to examine all the facts behind this tragedy. We cannot and will not be passive in the face of such violence. We should be willing to challenge old assumptions in order to lessen the prospects of such violence in the future,” Obama said. “But what we cannot do is use this tragedy as one more occasion to turn on each other. That we cannot do.”

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  • Gun control won’t do anything anyway Obama, did you ever hear of a criminal obeying gun control? Criminals don’t abide by laws numb nuts, only honest people do…

  • BobinNC
    • Jeff Brodhead

      What can the Infanticidal creature from the Kenyan Lagoon possibly say at a time like this?

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Crocodile tears from the most “pro-choice” POSOTUS and his Canary!

  • Jeff Brodhead

    A nation without God is a nation headed to Hell!
    These Proggys teaching America’s children that their is “no God”; that we are the ascended / descended spawn of pond scum, are the root of this evil – the children should be taught they are the adopted children of the God of the Universe, not “evolved accidents” of chaos.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    America has become a monster factory and I’m pissed! My father-in-law used to take his 22 rifle to school every day. They would shoot at misc critters and stumps on the way to/from school. The rule was, that if one of the boys ever shot their gun in the school, it would be confiscated and the parents would be called (that call was far worse than the loss of the gun). The ONLY time anyone ever fired a gun in the school, the teacher did it, by accident, while looking at a rifle.

    Look how far we have fallen as a society, in 80 years! (let alone the last 40, 20 10, especially 4!)

  • Joe Windham

    Since when do they actually TALK about it anyway?

  • Phlash19d

    Dear Baraq Saddam HUSSEIN Soetoro-Obama bin Laden: You and all your libtard, gun-hating, America-hating, secular progressive ilk are c*nts. You’re no better than this sick, murdering coward or any like him. But bygod, you’ll sure use & glorify his like in your anti-Americ agendas.

  • marineh2ominer

    The United States federal government is totally responsible for this heinous atrocity in the Connecticut school , simply because of their illogical laws taking away the rights of all the responsible adults present to bear arms in defense of their charges .

  • bullit

    I recall that there used to be prayer in schools . . .way back when, when there were no mass murders in school. I know it’s a hard pill to swallow but when you take God out of the country, the country goes to hell.

  • bullit

    This hypocrite wipes an invisible tear from his eye but does he cry when 3,000 abortions are performed every day in the US? Does he realize that demanding the working class to pay for abortions makes him and his cronies guilty of murder? Or does he NOT realize that those little masses of tissue in a woman’s womb will one day magically turn into a baby who will never have dreams let alone live any of them out?

  • bullit

    I have a challenge to this cry-baby, in sympathy for those children who died today, and since we ALL have to share in the sacrifice, why doesn’t his family sacrifice their 20 days in Hawaii for all the families who will be grieving their losses this Christmas. It doesn’t seem very presidential for the president to shed an insincere tear and go play on the beach for 3 weeks on the victims families taxes. Just a thought mr president!!

  • Josh

    Just once I would like to see Him speak from the heart… 18 children lie dead in Conn. and our president does not even have the decency to speak with out spending the majority of his time obviously reading what he should say from notes. Parents and Americans needed something real not empty words written back stage and poorly delivered by a man who sounds like he is reading them for the first time.

  • 2nd Amendment Discussion after today’s Shootings in Connecticut.

    The problem is NOT guns, let me explain why. Guns, like baseball bats,
    golf clubs, fireplace pokers, samurai swords, bowling balls, potato
    launchers, cars – trucks – boats – RV’s – airplanes, bows and arrows,
    kitchen knives and so on and so forth, are just tools that are used to
    do particular things. When these tools are used improperly, people get
    hurt. Now, its not the tools that are to blame. Its the IDIOTS operating
    the tools. So, please understand, it is NOT GUNS that are dangerous,
    they are only tools, it is the IDIOTS MISUSING them. For every group of
    statistics that you can quote that prove your position, I can give you
    10x more that prove mine. So where does that leave us? At a stalemate of
    sorts. Who is right and Who is wrong?

    Confiscation of Guns would make the founding fathers roll over in their graves. They gave us the 2nd Amendment so that :

    0. We could hunt for food
    1. We could defend ourselves
    2. We could defend our families
    3. We could defend our country
    4. We could defend our property
    5. We could take down TYRANTS and TYRANNY.

    You fail to understand that when our families came here from Great
    Britian, King George did not allow them to own weapons because if he
    did, they would have executed him for the rotten crap that he pulled on
    them in an abuse of power.
    So, they wrote the Constitution and Bill
    of Rights to guarantee that we would indeed never have to suffer the
    pain of TYRANNY again.

    If every person age 18 or older were
    required to buy, register and carry a concealed weapon, we would have a
    lot less crime than we do today. Think of this, that 20 yr old is seen
    walking up to the school armed to the teeth. Teacher alerts other
    teachers and before he has a chance to enter the school, they’ve drawn
    their weapons on him and possibly disabled him or killed him saving 26
    lives in the process. A guy walks into a bar or stop n go store and
    pulls a gun. 3 people inside are also armed. He backs down immediately
    or dies.

    These are the things that we are faced with every
    single day. However, in states where guns are very prevalent, there is
    very little crime. Statistics on Australia after their forced gun grab
    indicate crime has risen tremendously since it took place. Before that,
    there was very little crime at all.

    So you see, statistics are numbers meant to support which ever side they are made for.

    The bottom line, if you give up your right to bear arms, you walk right into the hands of TYRANNY without a way to end it.

  • Gun Control isn’t the answer. Society needs to start executing all killers on Americas death rows. Reinstate the fear of a consequence if someone takes a life in cold blood. Currently there are to many States that have become to lackadaisical in applying justice. Califoirnia is one of those states who has failed its people and victims of crime
    .

  • Mike11C

    I will not entertain any further debate of gun control. If guns are outlawed, I will be an outlaw. If anyone tries to disarm me, I will give them my ammo at high velocity. End of discussion.