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Barack Obama: “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough,”

Le président américain a pris la parole peu de temps après la tuerie.

The US president spoke shortly after the killing Photo credit:. Susan Walsh / AP

VIDEO – Hours after the shooting of Oregon, US President again called on Congress to change the law on firearms “to let our children grow”

US President Barack Obama appeared visibly angry after the shooting occurred in a University of Oregon (Northwest) that would have made a dozen deaths. He denounced the killings that become “routine … Media coverage has become a routine. My response here to the podium eventually became a routine. And the response of those who oppose any law of common sense on arms -it is also- become routine. ”

He said that the owners of weapons makers are prepared to support a change in the law and called “common sense” the American public and members of Congress. The US president cited Britain, Australia who were “able to make laws to prevent this kind of massacre.”

“The gun laws should be changed”

Barack Obama called again on Congress to pass legislation that weapons are “properly used, that is to say, for sport, hunting or to protect his family. ” The “Weapons protection laws are not enough … We must change the law to let our children grow up.” For him, it is a political choice which “allowed what happened.” He recalled that “the United States are spending billions of dollars to fight against terrorism but Congress prohibits even the statistics on deaths by firearms.”

US President denounced those who believe that the Constitution prohibits any regulation on deadly weapons. “Every time (these things) happens, I’ll remember that gun laws should be changed but I can not do myself.” “Our thoughts and prayers are not sufficient” to stop the killings. “Whenever a tragedy like this happens, I will repeat that we can do something and that we must change our laws,” he concluded.

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