Obama to make statement on shooting
December 14th, 2012
02:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama to make statement on shooting

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will make a statement at 3:15 p.m. ET, the White House said Friday.


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  1. Woman In California

    No speeches this time Mr. President, we are beyong that. A C T I ON needed.
    Thank you.

    December 14, 2012 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Here's a phrase you can borrow, BO: "the irredeemable cost of our collective societal negligence."

    Truth.

    December 14, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. Name please

    Really people! Why wouldn't he speak. This is not the time for throwing false blames.

    December 14, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S.F.

    The right wingnuts and Fox foreign owned media should be outraged, as this is worse than the incident in Libya.

    December 14, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    Correction: I meant "we are beyond that".

    Please address this problem directly Mr. President.

    December 14, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. Greg

    Seriously. Do the right thing. No more guns. This isn't 1776.

    December 14, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Kelby in Houston, TX

    We need gun control laws
    Let the gun nuts go crazy
    The amount of life we have lost is too much
    We can no longer stand idle while people use guns to kill people

    December 14, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  8. Concerned Mom

    Thank you, Mr. President. We need your strength in CT now more than ever. Please be there for these kids' families and for our country as a whole. I firmly believe you are the one to do this.

    December 14, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. Name please

    Really people! This is not the time to start the false blame game. Why shouldn't he speak? He is the president.

    December 14, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  10. Pappy

    could of been my son

    December 14, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. Dan5404

    Until rational people control the NRA and their gutless political cronies by passing sensible gun laws, you will continue to see tragedies like this. Guns DO kill people, even though they are wielded by nuts, raging family dispute instigators, ultra right government hating militants, criminals, terrorists, etc. Without guns laying all over the place and as easy to get as buying a loaf of bread, some lives would be spared if the person didn't have them so easilly. Even one life is worth controlling access reasonably. The NRA is heavily funded and uses its money to influence politicians and fight any kind of gun control, including assault weapons. Genuine hunting rifles or shotguns are reasonable, but the rest of them (except authentic licensed collectors, etc.)are generally to kill people. The 2nd amendment is not a God-given right, and was intended as a militia to protect the country. We have one. It's called the National Guard. If you think you need to protect America, join. I doubt that God would approve of any guns at all.

    December 14, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  12. don in albuquerque

    Your rights end where the other fella's (or childs) nose begins. Mr. President please end this madness perpetuated by the NRA. Gun Controll NOW!

    December 14, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  13. Facts don't Lie

    This should not be a right issue or a left issue..not a Republican nor Democrat issue......this is a HUMAN issue and something needs to be done....two mass shootings in our nation in the past 3 days..ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!

    December 14, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  14. Jessica

    Guns don't kill people ...... People kill people..... It is sad for the lives that have been lost personally as a parent I cried.... Increasing gun laws will not stop people from using them to kill others..... Drugs are illegal and people die from overdoses everyday... I'm not shying away from the severity of this crime.... But more restrictions will not help.... We need to Change ourselves as a society!!!!!! Again my condolences to the family that lost loved ones.

    December 14, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  15. Willie Floyd

    Our pres. is not the one in the pockets of the NRA. He has made his position quite clear on gun laws and their enforcement. Only a parent can understand the pain at the loss of a child. We need to pray very strongly for these families.

    December 14, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  16. Sheila - Texas

    we need to have all schools in this country have chain link w/ razor wire around the perimeter of EVERY School in this country – - PLUS, we need to have METAL DETECTORS in Every School in this country, period. The Movie Theatres make enough money to install these also. (metal detectors, before they walk in ) Since there is metal detectors in every Federal Bldg in this country, why not the Malls ? The Businesses that are On Their Own, can afford to spend a little extra, (especially a store front business) or any other place, for that matter) should & need to do this. Metal detectors should be a Law – if not, your on your own.

    December 14, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. always have compassion

    i must say reading the comments some just makes me sick to my stomach. Really its about the families that are enduring alot of pain from the actions of this horrible person. you want him (MR. PRESIDENT) to act the way you want him to act, say the things you want him to say.. Why didnt yall asses run for president? what is your plan of action for this tragic slaying? if you cant solve the isssue dont you dare judge no one else when they are trying they best..shameful it is sickning that people always criticizing but dont get they ass to do anything about nothing but just run they damn mouth.. horrible just horrible..Have a wonderful day and try to have consideration for the families and dont make it about yalll. before i go i just wonder since yall have so much to say thats negative what plan do you have to make things better?

    December 14, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  18. Facts don't Lie

    I think if I hear the line "guns don't kill people, people kill people" I'm going to get sick! Say the correct thing "guns don't kill people, CRAZY people WITH guns kill people"

    December 14, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |