Politics

Obama: Virginia And Other Shootings Break My Heart (Video)

| by Kathryn Schroeder

In an interview on Wednesday with Action News anchor Monica Malpass, President Barack Obama expressed his feelings about the Virginia shooting that claimed the lives of a reporter and photographer on live television (video below).

"It breaks my heart every time you read or hear about these kinds of incidents," Obama said during the interview.

Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and photographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed in Virginia during a live interview on Wednesday when former reporter Vester Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, 41, walked up to them and fired a handgun several times, Opposing Views reported at the time.

Flanagan reportedly recorded the shooting and uploaded videos of it to his Twitter account.

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"What we know is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism," President Obama said.

Flanagan died from a self-inflicted gunshot a few hours after the shooting, Action News reports.

Obama admitted in July during an interview with the BBC that the inability to pass “common sense” gun control laws during his time as president has been frustrating, according to Opposing Views.

“The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common sense gun safety laws even in the face of repeated mass killings,” Obama said.

Sources: Action News, Opposing Views(2)

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