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The Queen sent a message to President Obama this evening in which she said she was "deeply shocked and saddened" to hear of the Connecticut school shooting:
The New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has reiterated his call for a gun law after the Connecticut school massacre:
He added: "We have heard all the rhetoric before. What we have not seen is leadership – not from the White House, not from Congress. That must end today.
"My deepest sympathies are with families of those affected, and my determination to stop this madness is stronger than ever."
President Obama made a solemn statement condemning the Connecticut shooting and offering the condolences of the nation to the families of those killed. He said:
"Our hearts are broken for the parents...There are no words that will ease their pain"
The EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has tweeted his "deep shock and horror" at the Connecticut school shooting: