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President References Oregon Shooting In Press Conference

OPB | Dec. 14, 2012 12:39 p.m. | Updated: Dec. 14, 2012 2:45 p.m.

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President Barack Obama teared up over the school shooting in Connecticut Friday. In a brief statement to the country, he mentioned this week’s shooting at Clackamas Town Center.

“As a country we have been through this this too many times, whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago,” he said. “These neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”

The president said that he’ll hug his children a little tighter this evening and tell them that he loves them.

The full transcript of Obama’s remarks is online here.


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