During today's news conference, White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that President Obama supports gun control measures currently being weighed by some members of congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is "actively supportive" of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban. [...]
White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama would also support legislation to close the gun show "loophole," which allows people to buy guns from private dealers without background checks.
The president has pledged to address gun violence in the coming weeks following Friday's deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
The president can only support these measures. He can't unilaterally implement them himself. And it's up to the public to put enough pressure on congress to get the ball rolling.