Via Beltway Confidential:
President Obama’s spokesman, asked about gun control laws in the immediate aftermath of the Colorado shooting, expressed the need for “common sense” measures that protect Americans and their freedom.
“I would say as you know the president believes we need to take common sense measures that protect the Second Amendment rights of Americans while ensuring that those who should not have guns under existing laws do not get them,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during the press gaggle en route to the nation’s capitol. “We’re making progress in that regard in terms of improving the volume and quality of information on background checks but I have nothing additional on that for you. This is obviously a recent event.”