Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013

Recalls Dec. 14 as worst day of presidency

WASHINGTON - President Obama made his most specific remarks about gun violence since the massacre in Newtown on Sunday.

He said Dec. 14, the day of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, was the worst day of his presidency.

Obama pledged to put his “full weight” behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence.

He said he still supports increased background checks and bans on assault weapons and high capacity bullet magazines.

He did stop short of saying he would endorse proposals to place armed guards at schools.

“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem,” Obama said.

20 children and six adults died in the Newtown tragedy.

Authorities said the shooter killed himself and his mother at their home.

Print this article Back to Top