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Obama says 'We will not be terrorized' after California shooting

Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 01:34

U.S. President Barack Obama calls on lawmakers to honor those killed in California by tighening restrictions on gun buyers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday (December 5) called Wednesday's (December 2) shooting in California that killed 14 people a tragedy for the entire country, and he asked Americans to stand united after the attacks. "We are strong. And we are resilient. And we will not be terrorized," Obama said in his weekly address. Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook were killed in a shootout with police after the attack on a holiday party at a social services agency in San Bernardino, California. On Saturday, Obama also said the tragedy was a reminder of the need to make it harder for criminals to get guns. Obama said it was "insane" that Americans on the "no-fly list" are not banned from buying guns and called on Congress to address the issue. "If you're too dangerous to board a plane, you're too dangerous, by definition, to buy a gun," Obama said. The U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to own guns, making the subject of reforms - opposed by the powerful gun lobby - politically fraught. In October, after another shooting, Obama tasked White House lawyers to find new ways he could use his executive powers to address the issue. That review is ongoing. Obama met on Friday (December 4) with Gabby Giffords, a former Democratic representative from Arizona who survived a mass shooting in 2011 and has since become an advocate for tougher laws.

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Obama says 'We will not be terrorized' after California shooting

Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 01:34