And I await the collective freakout by the right for the President finally daring to say that something needs to be done to try to reduce the amount of gun violence in the United States: At memorial, Obama pledges effort to reduce gun violence:
President Barack Obama, speaking at a memorial service for the victims of a mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, said on Sunday the United States was not doing enough to protect its children and pledged in coming weeks to launch an effort to reduce violence in the country.
"We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change," Obama said at a somber interfaith service.
"In the coming weeks I'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this," he said. "Because what choice do we have? We can't accept events like this as routine."
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