In the wake of recent shootings, from Aurora to Kansas City, many have argued that it is not the time to talk about gun control.
But as the death toll from today's tragic shooting in Netwown, Conn., was rising, MSNBC and others in the media spurned that familiar refrain.
MSNBC’s Alex Wagner said the elementary school shooting will hopefully offer “some political capital” to reform gun laws.
“It is hopefully — we say this every single time we cover one of these things — a line in the sand,” Wagner said. “There has got to be some kind of measurable change, some kind of reaction. One would hope that there will be some political capital to reform the way in which we handle gun and gun violence in this country.”
Throughout the show, Wagner and her panel discussed gun violence and gun control. MSNBC contributor and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart added shortly after Wagner's comments that if Friday’s violence “doesn’t sear the consciousness of political leaders from the president on down, I don’t know what will.”
On "Andrea Mitchell Reports," NBC's David Gregory noted that “the politics have stalled" on the issue.