People Rallied For Tougher Gun Control Outside White House Friday

Just hours after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, protesters rallied against gun violence.

Dozens of protesters and members of a coalition of gun control advocates gathered in front of the white house Friday evening rallying for stricter gun controls.

They are calling on the president to take immediate action against gun violence.

"Today is the day, Mr. President, we know you care about this issue, you've said it before, caring about this issue, expressing condolences is not enough," said one protestor.

That "today is the day" comment was in direct response to a comment made earlier Friday by white house spokesman Jay Carney who said in his briefing "today is not the day" to discuss gun control.