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Washington - President Obama To Travel To CT Sunday After Tragedy At Elementary School

Published on: December 15, 2012 07:18 PM
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People are comforted near Sandy Hook Elementary School, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. A man killed his mother at home and then opened fire Friday inside the elementary school where she taught, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to the sound of gunshots echoing through the building and screams coming over the intercom. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff)People are comforted near Sandy Hook Elementary School, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. A man killed his mother at home and then opened fire Friday inside the elementary school where she taught, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to the sound of gunshots echoing through the building and screams coming over the intercom. (AP Photo/The Hour, Alex von Kleydorff)

Washington - President Barack Obama will attend a memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday’s deadly elementary school shooting.

Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed when a man opened fire inside the school.

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Hours after the shooting, a tearful Obama said he grieved first as a father. In those remarks and later in his Saturday radio address, Obama called for “meaningful action” to prevent such shootings, but did not say what it should be.

Obama’s visit to Newtown for an interfaith vigil would be the fourth time he has traveled to a city after a mass shooting.

The president had planned to travel to Maine on Wednesday for an event promoting his positions in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, but the White House canceled that trip because of the shooting.

 

 


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 Dec 15, 2012 at 07:52 PM Yodaya Says:

He has been working on more gun control & now has an other excuse to limit
constitutional rights !
was the gun used a licensed gun or not?

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 Dec 15, 2012 at 10:20 PM shredready Says:

Yep it was his mother's

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