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-- on so we know that the president said he would do everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people.
Including twenty young first graders.
At a Connecticut elementary school and now we are told that he's gonna announce that effort today is gonna happen just a couple of hours from now.
Steve Centanni from the White House now what do we expect there -- Well bill we expect the president and the vice president Joseph Biden come into the briefing room in just a couple of hours.
And begin the process of gathering information from inside their administration to formulate.
New policy any kind of policy any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence.
These kinds of school shooting from happening in the future now this comes of course as Newtown Connecticut.
Continues to deal with the overwhelming tragedy of last Friday shooting and there's new dialogue over a -- violence has begun and even accelerated since then.
Yesterday administration officials met with the father of a teenager killed in the 1999.
Columbine shooting in Colorado.
Monday the president met with some members of his cabinet to begin gathering ideas for what might be done in the areas of mental health school security and gun control.
Most likely including a push to renew the ban on assault weapons.
A white house Press Secretary Jay -- talk about the challenge ahead of them let's -- It's clear that as a nation we haven't done enough.
To address the scourge of gun violence in this country it's a complex problem that requires.
More than one solution.
It -- not only for reexamining our gun laws and how well we enforce them.
But also for engaging mental health professionals law enforcement officials educators parents and communities to find.
Now the president will name vice president Joseph Biden as his point man on this issue he'll gather input.
From the departments of the federal government that are most directly concerned with this issue so that'll involve the secretary of education Arnie Duncan.
The attorney general Eric Holder health and human services secretary Kathleen Sebelius and homeland as -- security chief.
Homeland Security chief -- the Polycom and by the way the president and the vice president will be -- In a briefing room just inside here a briefing on named for James Brady who of course.
Was the Press Secretary to president Ronald Reagan and who was injured in that assassination attempt on President Reagan.
Back in 1981 Steve we'll await more details on that thank you and headlines when we get and Steve Centanni is on the north -- there at the white house on a back.
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