NBC -- President Obama and Mitt Romney resume their presidential campaigns today after a weekend off to honor victims of the mass shooting in Colorado.
Last week's tragedy has had a clear effect on the political landscape in the short term and has added gun control to the list of talking points.
President Obama traveled to Aurora on Sunday, where he offered words of comfort to a community shaken by tragedy.
"My main task was to serve as representative of entire country and let them know we are thinking about them now and each day and that the awareness that not only all of America, but the world is thinking about them would serve some comfort," he said.
At a San Francisco fund raiser Sunday evening Romney said he'd tone down his message, and joined President Obama in supporting the people of Aurora.
Gun control hasn't been a major talking point for either of the presidential candidates, but after a tragedy like Aurora it's an issue hard to ignore in an election year.