Obama at prayer vigil: ‘I will use whatever power this office holds’
During a prayer vigil for the shooting victims in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama vowed that he would ‘use whatever power this office holds’ to try to prevent another tragic shooting.
“Since I’ve been President, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by a mass shooting,” he said, adding that the victims,’ “only fault was being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
“We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change,” he asserted.
Obama admitted that laws were unable to “eliminate evil from the world,” but that it was no excuse for refusing to address a growing problem.