President Obama assured the town of Newtown, CT that it was not alone in its grief and sorrow following Friday’s tragedy. Lone gunman, Adam Lanza, killed 20 children, under age 7, and six adults in a murder-suicide shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary. Prior to the school shooting, Lanza shot and killed his mother who lay in bed at her home in Newtown.
“Newtown, you are not alone,” President Obama said. “We have wept with you.”
After offering condolences and the emotional support of a nation, President Obama used his remarks to remind the country that we have lost too many children to violence. Obama talked about previous mass shootings that have occurred during his administration as well as others that occurred previously. Obama also highlighted the gun violence that robs lives every days in city streets and homes everyday.