Obama says 'enough is enough' after latest US shooting

The shooter in Colorado Springs who killed three people and wounded nine had used a military-style assault rifle


Afp November 28, 2015
PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON DC: US President Barack Obama denounced America's epidemic of gun violence Saturday after yet another deadly shooting, saying "enough is enough."

"We have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough," Obama said in a statement.

He revealed that the shooter in Colorado Springs who killed three people and wounded nine Friday had used a military-style assault rifle.

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Obama said it was particularly sad that one day after a holiday -- Thanksgiving -- Americans have to comfort families who suddenly lost loves ones to gun violence.

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"And yet, two days after Thanksgiving, that's what we are forced to do again," Obama said.

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