Q Any talk that President might go to Virginia to comfort the families?
MS. PERINO: I spoke to the President at 12:35 p.m., I was the first to alert him to the tragedy and I think that it's a little bit premature to talk about any other travel arrangements, or anything else. But if that changes, we'll let you know.
The White House press secretary was the first person to tell Bush what happened? And at 12:35 pm when the first shooting incident began just after 7 am this morning followed by the second one just after 9 am?
MS. PERINO: I would point you back to the fact that President, along with Secretary Spellings, hosted last October -- October 10, 2006 -- a conference on school gun violence after the Amish school shooting and the other shootings that had happened, because the tragedies are the ones that just collectively break America's heart and are ones that we deeply feel, because all of us can imagine what it would be like to have been at your own school, your own college, and to have something happen. And those of us who are parents, or brothers or sisters of people at the schools have to take that into consideration.
As far as policy, the President believes that there is a right for people to bear arms, but that all laws must be followed.
That's right. Never miss a chance to shill for the NRA. Charlton "from my cold dead hands" Heston must be so proud of his president.