Here is the President, speaking on the tragedy.
Before I close, what I want to ask is what is our response? As a country, how do we respond to rising incidents of fatal violence? When will we stop making hatred the driving force in politics? When will we stop having petty arguments over guns and think about the safety of our communities from all perspectives? Because if our response stops at simply sympathizing with the families who have suffered, we will have failed to meet our responsibilities not just as neighbors, but as citizens.