President Obama’s responses to mass shootings since 2009

Over six years, as he has had to address numerous mass shootings, President Obama’s statements have grown angrier and more beleaguered.

A noticeably frustrated Obama Thursday addressed the routine that the nation has developed in the aftermath of a mass shooting just hours after yet another incident.

“But as I said just a few months ago and I said a few months before that and I said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this kind of carnage from being inflicted someplace else in America. Next week or a couple months from now.”

At times his speech echoed comments he’s made in the past, comparing the U.S. and its gun laws to other advanced nations and the regularity of America’s mass shootings.

[ The New York Times ]