In response to a question about gun laws and violence in wake of the movie theater shooting in Colorado, White House spokesman Jay Carney had this to say:

"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. ... 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."

The quotation is courtesy of the pool report.

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