On Sunday, President Barack Obama will meet with the families of those that lost their lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
According to ABC News, President Obama will also speak at an interfaith vigil at 7 PM in honor of those that died.
Obama has taken this elementary school shooting to heart, not only because he is the President of the United States, but also because he has children of his own.
According to NBC News, as he spoke from the White House about this tragic incident on Friday, Obama had to pause to wipe away the tears that were forming in his eyes.
“The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own.”
“Our hearts are broken today, for the parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children, as well as the families of the adults who were lost.”
In his weekly radio and Internet address earlier on Saturday, President Obama said that it was time to “take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this.”
The President did not say anything specific about stricter gun control laws, but the shooting did spark a recent gun control petition that has been signed by almost 100,000 Americans.
It doesn’t surprise me that so many people have signed this petition. After all of the violent acts that involved guns recently, it wouldn’t surprise me if strict gun control laws were enforced soon.