(Image source: The New York Times)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

The president delivered a decidedly resolute and, at times, assertive speech Sunday at an interfaith vigil to remember the 27 victims of the Newton, Connecticut killings. WCBS has the video.

 

“In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds … in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. Because what choice do we have?”

 

The memorial service followed dozens of tearful vigils and gatherings throughout the weekend. At the evening’s event, volunteers handed stuffed puppy dogs to children. [Video: The Wall Street Journal]

 

The Washington Post reports President Obama was the last speaker of the night. 

 

“He spent part of the afternoon watching his own young daughter Sasha in a dance rehearsal, and then arrived a few hours later here to meet privately with the parents who won’t see their children sing and dance again.”

 

The president’s address seemed to equate to a promise for action on gun control. Although he never once said the word “gun,” he said there was no excuse for inaction on ending violence. [Video: ABC]

 

That comes hours after this from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Meet the Press.

 

“I’m going to introduce it in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House — a bill to ban assault weapons.”

 

But for all its firm promises, Obama’s speech had more tender moments. He finished his remarks by reading aloud the first names of the 20 children killed Friday, then:

 

"God has called them all home. For those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on, and make our country worthy of their memory.” [Video: CNN]

Obama in Newtown: 'We Can’t Tolerate This Anymore'

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Dec 16, 2012

Obama in Newtown: 'We Can’t Tolerate This Anymore'

 

(Image source: The New York Times)

 

 

BY ZACH TOOMBS

 

 

The president delivered a decidedly resolute and, at times, assertive speech Sunday at an interfaith vigil to remember the 27 victims of the Newton, Connecticut killings. WCBS has the video.

 

“In the coming weeks, I’ll use whatever power this office holds … in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. Because what choice do we have?”

 

The memorial service followed dozens of tearful vigils and gatherings throughout the weekend. At the evening’s event, volunteers handed stuffed puppy dogs to children. [Video: The Wall Street Journal]

 

The Washington Post reports President Obama was the last speaker of the night. 

 

“He spent part of the afternoon watching his own young daughter Sasha in a dance rehearsal, and then arrived a few hours later here to meet privately with the parents who won’t see their children sing and dance again.”

 

The president’s address seemed to equate to a promise for action on gun control. Although he never once said the word “gun,” he said there was no excuse for inaction on ending violence. [Video: ABC]

 

That comes hours after this from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Meet the Press.

 

“I’m going to introduce it in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House — a bill to ban assault weapons.”

 

But for all its firm promises, Obama’s speech had more tender moments. He finished his remarks by reading aloud the first names of the 20 children killed Friday, then:

 

"God has called them all home. For those of us who remain, let us find the strength to carry on, and make our country worthy of their memory.” [Video: CNN]

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