President Obama stresses need for strict anti gun laws in USA to curb violence

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WASHINGTON: In what has become a ritual in the aftermath of a mass shooting, President Barack Obama repeated his call for stricter gun control laws after another deadly attack on Wednesday, this one in San Bernardino, Calif. “We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” Mr. Obama told Speaking to CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, Mr. Obama called for stronger background checks for gun purchases and other “common sense” firearms laws that could curb mass shootings. Authorities were searching for up to three suspects in the killing of at least 14 people and wounding of at least another 14 at a government services center in the Southern California city. It’s the second time since Friday that Mr. Obama has been compelled to respond to a mass shooting. “The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence — people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time,” (Wall Street Journal )