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President Obama Gives Emotional Speech at Newtown Vigil

Obama gave an emotional speech on Sunday, to the grieving families and friends of the 27 deceased children and adults who were killed during the  Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. At the Interfaith Vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, the President offered words of comfort, prayer, and hope. He also briefly spoke on the steadily brewing issue of gun violence and gun control in our country.

“We can’t accept events this this as routine,” he said “Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that the violence visited on our children year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”

“If there’s even one step we can take to save one child, or one parent, or one town from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora and Oak Creek and Newton and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that, then surely we have an obligation to try.”

 

Watch his full speech below: