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".

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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.