House Speaker says 'Congress should do its job' on gun reform, but preaches patience

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have so far struggled to come up with a solution.

“We need to step back,” Ryan said, and “pull together,” adding now is “not the time to jump to conclusions.”

But Democrats disagree, adamantly insisting Congress must start listening to the will of the American public.

“Just because I don't have an easy answer at my fingertips doesn't mean we shouldn't try to find the right answer,” he said.

His constituents have spoken up though since the shooting, and have said “enough is enough,” and that they want Congress to do something.

Rubio said he agreed. “The question is, what is that something that will work?”

“We can pass laws, there are plenty of ideas out there, but those laws wouldn't solve the problem,” Rubio said.

“There isn't a single gun law that's been proposed here would have prevented a single one of these mass shootings,” he said.

Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, disagreed with his colleagues calling for stricter gun controls.

“This is not a gun control issue, this is an idiot control issue," he said.

“There's a reason why this happens in the United States and nowhere else, because of Congressional inaction,” he said. “If you are not working today to try to fix this, to try to stop these shootings, then you're an accomplice. Those are tough words but they're true.”