17 dec. 2012

San Francisco Gate write: The president comes to comfort Newtown

"NEWTOWN -- The wounds still raw from 28 dead women and children -- the worst grade school shooting in U.S. history -- President Barack Obama paid his respects Sunday night to the families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Then he put Congress on notice about toughening gun laws in the wake of the fourth mass shooting during his tenure.

"We can't tolerate this anymore," Obama said in the Newtown High School auditorium. "These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. Are we really prepared to say we're powerless in the face of such carnage?"

Obama spent more than an hour with the families and local first responders at Newtown High. And then, the president shifted seamlessly from grief counselor to chief executive and back again.......

Read more: http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/The-president-comes-to-comfort-Newtown-4122455.php#ixzz2FHtWZw4F

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