In his weekly address on the anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed more than 20, President Barack Obama said Saturday that the United States needed to “do more” to prevent such tragedies from happening.
“We haven’t yet done enough to make our communities and our country safer,” Obama said. “We have to do more to keep dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds. We have to do everything we can to protect our children from harm and make them feel loved, and valued, and cared for.”
The president didn’t call for any specific action, but he urged supporters to push for change rather than wait for Congress.
“We can’t lose sight of the fact that real change won’t come from Washington. It will come the way it’s always come – from you. From the American people,” he said.