Washington reacts to school shooting
Will tragedy spark changes?
- Duration 2:56
- Date Dec 18, 2012
Will tragedy spark changes?
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Those -- died -- were children.
Beautiful kids between the ages of five and ten years old.
They have their entire lives ahead of them.
And graduation -- Weddings.
Kids of the wrong.
Yesterday the president United States -- to face the nation right there point here and you know -- -- -- this more more it seems I -- we're hearing about a -- shooting in it for us really kicked off with Gabby Giffords it would happen in the parking lot that day.
More more we're hearing about the same themes.
Got -- -- president is the first person get these calls.
So for more on the president's rational that it James Rosen in Washington worn jeans.
Allison and guys good morning to you and actually we so uninteresting range of reaction from official Washington the nation's top elected Republican house speaker John Boehner.
Issued a call for unity yesterday the horror of this day seemed so unbearable the Ohio lawmaker said but we will lock arms and unite -- citizens.
For that is how Americans rise above unspeakable evil.
But congress is leading advocate for gun control house Democrat Carolyn McCarthy of New York whose husband was killed and son badly injured in a mass shooting.
On the Long Island railroad back in 1993.
She struck a more assertive tone.
Telling Politico quote I agree this is not the time to talk about gun control.
It should have been talked about years ago when we started having these mass shootings it should have been done when Gabby Giffords was shot.
McCarthy described a conversation she had prior to Election Day with a White House chief of staff Jack -- In which she vowed to revive the issue in the next session of congress quote I said Jack.
I know the president is going through an election -- telling you after the election I'm coming out full force.
I was just giving the White House a heads up of the gloves are off on my side and I was going to do everything I possibly could.
If that meant embarrassing everybody McCarthy said that's what I would do in his weekly Saturday address President Obama mostly repeated -- statement of yesterday.
He kept his emotions in check however he correctly pronounce the name of the town in Connecticut and added another city to the litany of them he had in Friday's for -- It's.
An elementary school in Newtown.
A shopping mall and -- House of worship in Wisconsin.
Movie theater and Colorado.
Countless straight quarters in places like Chicago and Philadelphia.
Any of these neighborhoods could be our -- -- we have to come together and -- take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening.
Regardless of politics.
What exactly that meaningful action should be the president has not yet specified that you guys -- marriage and think you're much.