Former President Barack Obama Calls For Common Sense ‘Gun Safety Laws’ Following Florida School Shooting

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Former President Barack Obama made a passionate plea for gun safety laws in wake of the deadly school shooting in South Florida, reminding the country “we are not powerless” in the face of such violence.

At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded after a gunman opened fire in the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday. After a brief manhunt, local police arrested 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who has since been charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder.

“Caring for our kids is our first job,” Obama tweeted Thursday afternoon. “And until we can honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.”

Obama’s remarks came on the heels of an address from President Donald Trump, which did not once mention guns or any policy related to them.


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