PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she doesn't know what should be done to make schools safer in the wake of the Connecticut mass shooting. But she says the answer might lie more with behavioral health services than with gun control.
After not answering a reporter's question about whether a federal ban on so-called assault weapons should be reinstated, Brewer said she's not sure that the constitutional right to bear arms should be a focus of any response.
However, she called the shooting "absolutely horrific" and said it could help to have a strong behavioral health system.
"There are evil people in our country unfortunately and in
the world and I don't know how we get our arms around it. I certainly believe
that we need to find a solution where schools are more safe, because we've had
too many incidents of this kind. What the solution is… I hope people from
across the country can come together and figure out what it is," Brewer said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.