Dec 17, 2012
By Scott Walker
The process of healing has begun in Newtown, Connecticut.
People in the town that was the scene of the latest mass killing in the United States attended a multi-faith service last night to remember the eight adults and 20 children who were killed when a gunman opened fire in an elementary school on Friday.
President Barack Obama was there as well. He says it’s time to put an end to this kind of violence. He says, “we can’t tolerate this anymore” and went on to promise to use “whatever power” his office holds to engage Americans to stop further tragedies such as the shooting on Friday.
Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with an assault rifle and other weapons when he killed the adults and children at Sandy Hook Elementary. He then killed himself.
In Washington, democratic lawmakers and independent Senator Joe Lieberman say military style assault weapons should be banned. They’re also calling for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States. Senator Dianne Feinstein says she will try to revive her plan to ban new assault weapons in the United States.