Obama vows to use ‘all his power’ to end gun massacres


MOURNING. US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN
US President Barack Obama promised to use “whatever power this office holds” to engage Americans, law enforcement and health professionals to try to prevent more tragedies like the killing of 26 individuals in a kindergarten school in Newtown, Connecticut. Visiting the site and consoling those affected in the 4th mass shooting under his presidency, he vented passion and anger, and poignantly read the names of the 6- to 7-year olds, as well as the 6 heroic adults who tried to protect their innocent charges when the 20-year-old gunman unleashed terror. Obama’s impassioned remarks set a new mission for his presidency of curtailing rampant gun violence.

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