Monday, December 17, 2012

President Obama: 'We Must Change'

From Connecticut's Hartford Courant: 

NEWTOWN—– A somber President Obama told a shattered community that the nation has let its children down. 

"We're not doing enough,'' Obama said during an interfaith service at Newtown High School on Sunday night. "And we will have to change. Since I've been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings, [the] fourth time we've hugged survivors, the fourth time we've consoled the families of victims. 

The president's 18-minute speech was more about providing comfort to the emotionally fragile citizens of Newtown than about laying out his legislative agenda on gun control. However, he made clear his intentions to seek a new path to end gun violence. 
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"We can’t tolerate this anymore. 
These tragedies must end. 
And to end them, we must change."