A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left at least 27 people dead, including 18 children.
According to reports, the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was killed and apparently had two guns. A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man with ties to the school and that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle.
President Barack Obama spoke to Connecticut’s governor Friday and expressed condolences to those who lost loved ones in the elementary school shooting, the White House said.
Asked whether the shooting would make gun control a higher priority on the president’s agenda, Carney would say only that there would be a day for discussion on that policy issue.
“But I don’t think today is that day,” he said Friday.
What do you think? Is Friday’s school shooting an appropriate stimulus for renewed debate on gun control? Is it simply a matter of timing, or should the issue not be revisited?