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McConnell, in KY, speaks about AZ shooting


During a event near Louisville, KY this morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell commented on the Giffords shooting in Tucson on Saturday. McConnell was giving a talk to high school students, an event that had been scheduled long before the weekend's tragedy. McConnell said Congress would take a look at "the way security is provided."

McConnell cautioned, "We don't want to get into a situation where elected representatives don't feel comfortable interacting -- what we're doing this morning -- interacting with people they represent. And I don't think we'll, that we will end up in that position."

Interestingly, McConnell strongly disagreed that stronger gun laws are needed in the wake of the shooting. "I think it is extremely unlikely that any kind of gun control laws would have prevented a young man who was obviously as troubled as this one. He would have found some way to do what he did. I don't think that's the appropriate reaction, to what happened."

At the end of his event, McConnell participated in a moment of silence with the school.