Obama: ‘We Will Have to Change’

    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 16:  U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 16, 2012 at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza, found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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    After a series of prayers from leaders of multiple faith traditions, President Obama addressed the families of the 26 victims who were killed in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Friday. “Newtown is not alone,” Obama said. “I come to offer you the love and prayers of the nation.” The president said the nation had been “inspired” by stories of strength and resolve during the horror. “They lost their lives at a school that could have been any school, in any town in America.” Taking a political turn, Obama said he had been reflecting on whether the country is doing enough to keep its citizens safe. “The answer is no,” he concluded, “We’re not doing enough, and we will have to change.”

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