Obama comments on Sandy Hook shooting in 2012

The president spoke about the school shooting that happened in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012.
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This afternoon I spoke where governor Malloy and FBI director Moeller. Offered governor Malloy my condolences. On behalf of the nation and made it clear he will have. Every single resource that he needs to investigate this heinous crime. Care for the victims. Counsel. Their families. We've been door to many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time Meyer learned the news. Higher react. As a president but as anybody else ward. As a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there's not a parent in America. Who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do. The majority of those who died today were children. Beautiful kids between the ages of five and ten years old. They have their entire lives ahead of them. Further there is graduation it's. Weddings. Kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers. Men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children. Fulfill their dreams. So our hearts are broken today. For the parents. And grandparents. Sisters and Brothers of these little children. And for the families of the adults who lost. Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors as well. For as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight they know that their children's innocence has been. Torn away from them too early and there are no works the wool ease their pain. As a country we have been through this too many times. Whether it's an elementary school in new new owner. Shopping mall in organ. Or temple and Wisconsin. Or a movie theater in oral or a street corner in Chicago these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. And these children are children. We're gonna have to come together and take meaningful action. To prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. This evening Michelle Maher will do what I know every parent in America. Will do which is how virtual little tighter. And we'll tell them that we love them. And more mind each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight. And they need all of us right now. In our days to come that community needs us to be at our best as Americans. And I will do everything in my power as president to help. Because wall nothing can fill the space. Of a lost child or loved one. All of us can extend a hand to those in need. To remind them that we are there for them. That we are praying for them. That the love they felt for those they lost indoors not just in their memories but also. In hours. May god bless the memory of the victims. And in the words of scripture. Feel broken hearted. And by an up there won't.

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