Twenty-six dead including the gunman in Connecticut. President Barack Obama has already been in touch with Governor Daniel Malloy to express his condolences. Eighteen of the dead are children and eight adults. The exact motives of the shooting are unknown. Police arrived on the scene and found the gunman dead. MSNBC talked to a man who survived the Virginia Tech massacre and has been working towards getting the laws changed regarding guns.
President Obama will make some remarks regarding the shooting in Newtown, CT, but will reserve those comments until later. According to his press secretary, Obama will not engage in a conversation about gun control right now.
The White House stated:
“I think it’s important on a day like today to view this as I know the president, as a father does and I as a father and others who are parents certainly do, which is to feel enormous sympathy for families that are affected and to do everything we can to support state and local law enforcement and support those who are enduring what appears to be a very tragic event. There is, I’m sure, will be, rather, a day for discussion of the usual Washington policy debates but I don’t think today is that day.”