Tapper To Carney: Can You Name One Thing Obama Has Done To Remove Guns?
After reminding White House press secretary Jay Carney that President Obama made some promises about guns in an article written after the shooting that seriously wounded fmr. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords of Arizona, ABC's Jake Tapper asks Carney to name one thing President Obama has done about guns.
TAPPER: And lastly, Jay, in the October presidential debate, the president said, 'Weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong in our streets.' Can you name thing the president has done in the last four years to help remove weapons of war from our streets?
CARNEY: You know, there is no question Jake that the scourge of gun violence is a problem that has not sufficiently been addressed because, as we saw in Newtown, we continue to have horrific tragedies that result in innocent victims. The president supports the Assault Weapons Ban and the reinstatement of the Assault Weapons Ban, but we have to --
TAPPER: One measure, one act? One, to remove the weapons of war he talked about.
CARNEY: Again, he supports legislation that is designed to ban some weapons. But as you know, this is a complex issue that requires complex solutions. And, you know, he looks forward to engaging the American people in an effort to do more. As he made clear last night, we need to change, we have not done enough as a nation. And he will, in coming weeks, use the power of his office to help make that change.