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Obama: Orlando renews focus on reducing gun violence

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 01:59

U.S. President Barack Obama uses his weekly web and radio address to say Americans ''always will'' stand with the victims of the Orlando massacre, and says lawmakers must revisit the issue of gun control. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly radio address on Saturday (June 18) to pay tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting and to call for tougher gun control laws. On Thursday (June 16), Obama met survivors of the massacre at the Orlando gay nightclub and relatives of the 49 people killed and said the United States must act to control gun violence and fight what he called homegrown terrorism. "I visited with the families of many of the victims on Thursday. And one thing I told them is that they're not alone. The American people, and people all over the world, are standing with them - and we always will," Obama said. He urged Congress to pass measures to make it harder to legally acquire high-powered weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in the attack on Sunday (June 12).

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Obama: Orlando renews focus on reducing gun violence

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 01:59