Skip Nav
Netflix
17 Sex-Filled Films to Stream on Netflix
Women
17 Celebrities Get Real About When (and How) They Lost Their Virginity
Relationships
17 Reasons Steph and Ayesha Curry Are Your Ultimate Relationship Goals

President Obama Sandy Hook Memorial Speech Video

President Obama Says He'll Use All His Power to Prevent Another Mass Shooting

President Obama offered the prayers of the nation last night in Newtown, CT, where the community mourned the deaths of children and teachers from Sandy Hook Elementary. In addition to sharing the grief he felt as a father himself, President Obama did not shy away from saying he would do what he can as president to stop future mass shootings, declaring: "If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before — then surely we have an obligation to try." The president said he "will use whatever power this office holds" to prevent future tragedies, and he might have some help from other lawmakers. Democrats in Congress are already asking for laws to ban assault weapons, and there have been calls for a national commission to look into mass shootings. Watch the clip from the president's speech at the memorial and weigh in: do you think this horrific massacre will spark a debate in the US?

Transcript

Man Working Out During Ted Cruz Speech
Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton Memes
Sasha and Malia Obama Through the Years
Becoming an Adult During Obama's Presidency
Obama's Speech on Gun Control Executive Action
Ben Carson Says Middle East Airstrikes Could Be "Merciful"
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee With Barack Obama

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Love
X