Obama makes gun law a priority

President Barack Obama hopes to get new US gun control measures passed during the first year of his second term after saying the country is 'failing' to protect its children.

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National Football League to pay tribute to shooting victims

The National Football League has asked all home teams to observe a moment silence for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting prior to the opening kick off this weekend, according to the NFL website.

The New York Giants will wear a decal on their helmets in memory of the victims, wearing the initials S.H.E.S. (Sandy Hook Elementary School) on the back of their helmets.


Merkel: 'Deepest sympathy' for shooting victims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said her "deepest sympathy" is reserved for relatives of the victims of the shooting rampage that left 28 people dead, including 20 children in Connecticut. In a statement, the German Chancellor said:

Once again we stand aghast at a deed that cannot be comprehended. The thought of the murdered pupils and teachers makes my heart heavy.

Obama: 'Far too many' tragic shootings in recent years

President Barack Obama said the nation was grieving for those killed during the "tragic shooting" in Newtown, Connecticut.

During his weekly radio and television address, the President said, "We have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years ... We have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics".


Governors order flags to fly half-mast in victims' honour

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy tweeted:

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