White House Calls for 'Common Sense' Gun Control Reforms After VA Shooting
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today called for “common sense” gun reform legislation following the shooting deaths of a WDBJ7 reporter and photographer.
Earnest said that he hadn’t spoken to President Barack Obama about the tragic shooting ahead of the daily press briefing, but he did say that the White House’s thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families.
Earnest said that legislation can’t end all violence, but said that there are common sense things that Congress can do for gun control.
"This is another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small," he said.
Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and 27-year-old photographer Adam Ward were gunned down during a live interview with Vicki Gardner, who was shot but is in stable condition after surgery.
(Full updates on the attack, here.)