There is no simple solution or legislative fix to Friday’s massacre of 20 small children and six educators at a Connecticut elementary school, the White House said Monday.
Press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that gun violence in America was “a complex problem that will require a complex solution” and declined to outline specific measures President Obama could take to prevent gun violence.
“No single piece of legislation, so single solution, will fully address the problem,” Carney said. “I don’t have a specific agenda to announce to you today.”
Carney acknowledged that Obama had “taken positions on common sense measures” like an assault weapons ban in the past, but insisted he did not “have a specific timeline” or set of policy proposals that the White House was immediately advocating.
Carney also acknowledged that any effort to institute new gun restrictions could earn fierce opposition from the gun lobby.