Wed December 19, 2012
McConnell: Too Early to Say if Congress Will Consider More Gun Control Measures
Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says it will be up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to decide whether the chamber will consider new gun control measures when the new Congress convenes in January.
The national debate on gun control has been re-ignited in the wake of last week's deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
"The entire Congress is united in condemning the violence in Newtown and the need to enforce our laws. As we continue to learn the facts, Congress will examine whether there is an appropriate and constitutional response that would better protect our citizens," McConnell said during a Capitol press conference this week.
McConnell, the Senate Republican Leader, would not say whether he thinks additional gun laws are necessary.