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White House: 'Today is Not the Day' for Gun Control Debate - VIDEO


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked today about Obama's campaign promise to work to review the proposed assault weapons ban. Carney told reporters that given the unfolding status of the horrific tragedy in Connecticut "today is not the day" to engage in policy debates about gun control.


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  1. Then when is??!!

    Posted by: Curt | Dec 14, 2012 2:07:01 PM

  2. John Stewert just covered the absurdity of the "today is not the day" === on the flip side there is a point to consider that some family members may not even know their youngest angels have been murdered yet - they may not want to hear a gun control debate today.

    Blasts of anger will not change anything - the Citizens for Responsible Gun Ownership (or does it exist already) will have to be created and become as well funded as the NRA before anything changes.

    Posted by: rjp3 | Dec 14, 2012 2:11:18 PM

  3. Cowards. When will the day be?

    Posted by: Butch | Dec 14, 2012 2:12:33 PM


    just sayin...

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Dec 14, 2012 2:13:49 PM

  5. Why not??

    Posted by: chasmader | Dec 14, 2012 2:21:16 PM

  6. Actually today is the day(as is every day) to see the real results of ZERO gun control in the good ole U S of A! Yehaa. Ya'all

    Posted by: SFshawn | Dec 14, 2012 2:21:40 PM

  7. Should we schedule the debate for next Tuesday? At this rate there will be another mass shooting and we will have to put the debate off again.

    Posted by: Kevin | Dec 14, 2012 2:22:14 PM

  8. R U kiddin' me? NRA elected O. Why should he bother? When it was said that he was only a lesser evil, did u think it was really a joke?

    Now I think of all the dead children in Iraq & Afghanistan.....180, 1,800, 18,000, 180,000... No correlations, rite?

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Dec 14, 2012 2:36:17 PM

  9. It will never be the day to talk about gun control, at least for the NRA.

    Posted by: jht | Dec 14, 2012 2:39:10 PM

  10. Jay Carney seems kinda smug and insincere up there...

    I love the crack about 'changing the constitution' when a reporter states that 'Obama isn't up for re-election.'

    So it's not time to talk gun control, but it is tome to joke about campaigning.


    Posted by: Michael Graye | Dec 14, 2012 2:40:26 PM

  11. Is it time yet AGAIN for us to mouth the pointless words that "nobody could have imagined that a nut would shoot up a school"? America always seems to doubt just how insane her people have become.

    We will always protect guns over innocent children. We need to get used to this.

    Posted by: anachro1 | Dec 14, 2012 2:45:00 PM

  12. The NRA is undoubtedly preparing an idiotic statement demanding we arm our teachers and permit kids to carry concealed weapons. They will say anything to distract us from demanding reasonable gun control laws.

    Posted by: Joe in CT | Dec 14, 2012 2:46:30 PM

  13. And where are all the rabid Madonna fans right now?
    Shouldn't they also prance around, fully armed, like that insufferable hag does in her tour as we speak?

    Posted by: iban4yesu | Dec 14, 2012 2:49:53 PM

  14. The time is when it can be discussed in a rational manner. I grew up in a home with guns (Hunters/Collecters), guns don't kill the people who use them do. That said, assualt weapons need to be controlled, but I believe if they are controlled, then only the criminals will have them.

    (A gay man who is used to being around guns)

    Posted by: BSmart2 | Dec 14, 2012 2:53:06 PM

  15. WRONG! Today IS the day to have the debate. BEFORE we forget what happened today.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Dec 14, 2012 2:57:49 PM

  16. The day to have the debate should have been any day before today.

    Posted by: Jack M | Dec 14, 2012 3:00:01 PM

  17. @BSmart2

    "guns don't kill the people who use them do"

    I'm so sick of this NRA line being trotted out all of the time. It's a slick line that totally ignores the facts and statistics. Guns were INVENTED to kill people. You don't hear people going around saying "nuclear weapons don't kill people, the people who use them do". Why? Because it's idiotic. We control nuclear weapons because we know they cause harm. Look at the statistics of countries that have real gun control and see the dramatic reductions of murders and injuries.

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 14, 2012 3:00:30 PM

  18. Given the fact politicians are in the pocket of the NRA, little is going to change. And given how brainwashed about 40% of our country is, if not more..........the NRA has a chokehold on our society. Not to mention the fact mental/emotional illness is another ignored issue. And homicide in America is at some of the lowest rates of ALL TIME. But we have millions of unstable individuals walking the streets, who can buy a gun online or at Walmart.

    Little to nothing will change. My heart is in tears for all those affected directly, and the victims of this tragedy.

    Posted by: Francis | Dec 14, 2012 3:02:37 PM

  19. Guns don't kill people, physics does

    Posted by: Will | Dec 14, 2012 3:10:36 PM

  20. ACT NOW!

    Posted by: t | Dec 14, 2012 3:21:52 PM

  21. 28 people wouldn't be dead if he were armed with a knife

    Posted by: t | Dec 14, 2012 3:29:46 PM

  22. Be fair to the White House. Does whichever government debate gun control on the very day these things happen in any country in Europe or Asia ?

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 14, 2012 3:43:48 PM

  23. The debate is going to happen today, and the NRA will surely hold their gun-worship rallies in Clackamas and Connecticut if they haven't done so already. The only question is whether the president is going to be irrelevant or not.

    Posted by: Randy | Dec 14, 2012 3:45:37 PM

  24. @BSMART2

    Today in China a man attacked 22 or 23 children with a knife- none of them died. What was that about guns not killing people?

    Posted by: Eric | Dec 14, 2012 5:00:24 PM

  25. I live in a country where its harder to get a driver's license than a gun&amo

    Posted by: Felix | Dec 14, 2012 5:17:41 PM

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