Earnest: ‘Only Congress’ Can Pass Laws that Might Stop Killings Like Roanoke’s
JOSH EARNEST: "The precise details of that incident continue to be under investigation. But as you've heard me say in the past: This is another example of gun violence that has becoming all-too-common in communities large and small. And while there is no piece of legislation that can end all violence in this country, there are some common sense things that only Congress can do that we know will have a tangible impact on reducing gun violence in this country. And Congress could take those steps in a way that will not infringe on the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. And the president has long advocated Congress taking those steps, and the president continues to feel they should do so."