Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

Pintrest

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
Connecticut Shooting:Obama to meet victims' kin,Families seeks change in gun laws
Last Updated : 16 Dec 2012 01:19:40 PM IST
School shooting in Connecticut:Obama to meet victims\
Connecticut Shooting:Obama to meet victims' kin,Families seeks change in gun laws

 

President Barack Obama arrives in Connecticut on Sunday to join in the mourning for 20 children, who were slaughtered by a gunman who forced his way into their school and shot them with a rifle at close range.



Connecticut shooting is the latest massacre after the similar massacre  in Colorado theatre and Wisconsin gurdwara,putting pressure on the Obama administration to take action on the country's gun laws.

Obama's appearence is very significant  as people are loking for meaningful action to prevent such tragedies  in the wake of massacre .

Meanwhile, an online petition addressed to the White House, which calls for addressing the issue of gun control immediately through legislation in US Congress, secured over43,000 signatures in the aftermath of the tragic shooting at the elementary school.



The President will visit Newtown to "meet with the families of those who were lost" and thank first responders,White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, said.

20-year-old Adam Lanza has been identified as the lone gunman who, after killing his mother at home, opened indiscriminate fire in the Sandy Hook Elementary School in  Newtown and gunned down 20 children aged between 5 and 10 as well as six adults.

 Lanza, wearing black combat gear and armed with semi-automatic pistol and a semi-automatic rifle, isunderstood to have then turned the weapon on himself and was found dead inside the school building.

 The incident sent shockwaves across America and an emotional President Barack Obama called for "meaningful action to prevent more tragedies" as he fought back tears in a televised press conference and said the "beautiful little kids" who were killed "had their entire lives ahead of them --birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own."
   
 He said America has gone through such "tragedies" too many times and the nation has to come together and take "meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this,regardless of the politics."

 "Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, or  a shopping mall in Oregon, or a (Sikh) temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theatre in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago --these neighbourhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children," he said wiping away tears and pausing forseveral seconds as he tried to regain his composure.

 

 


Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:
Code

super luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is gearing up to tap the country's Billionaires with ne

Coming-of-age drama 'Boyhood' won three of the biggest awards at the BAFTA 2015 but it was

Sunny Leone is seen scorching the screen in the first look of Leela with her bold acts.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, S

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly wants Beyonce to buy a house in her gated commun

Automaker Renault India today said it will roll-out a multi-purpose vehicle 'Lodgy' and a

Pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the world's richest Indian with a

When Holi is round the corner, can anyone forget all-time hit Bollywood songs?

In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained the city police from arresting o

Good news for the fans’ of Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has posed nude for the upcoming 10th season of 'Keeping Up

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar and Actress cum Entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra have pa

Kashmir witnessed season's heaviest snowfall as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highw

Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has joined Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux as the new bon

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz launched the all-new compact B-Class in both petrol and dies

Bollywood actor Poonam Pandey, gets relief as a local court in Bengaluru quashed a case pe

Automaker Renault India launched the new generation Duster priced at Rs 8.30 lakh (Delhi e

Now Bollywood A-list actors are competing to get nude on-screen.

The 2015 edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards is set to enthrall Bollyw

India defeated Zimbabwe by six wickets chasing 288 runs target in World Cup Match.

Bollywood stars Hema Malini and Dharmendra's younger daughter Ahana Deol now a days is

Salem Hajdarovac says he didn't sleep for a week when he heard his workshop had been gran

Mobile commerce is likely to overtake e-commerce in the next few years, spurred by the con


Samay Live

Samay Live

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

10.10.70.45