Obama Headed to Conn. Today
Commander-in-chief's 4th turn at aftermath of a mass shooting
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 16, 2012 5:33 AM CST
Mourners gather for a candlelight vigil at Ram's Pasture to remember shooting victims, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

(Newser) – Making a sadly familiar journey, President Barack Obama will attend an evening vigil in Newtown, Conn., to mourn with a town still seeking to comprehend the unimaginable massacre of its children and teachers. His visit today to this southeastern Connecticut community comes two days after a man opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School killing 26 people, including 20 boys and girls just 6 or 7 years old.

Obama will visit privately with families of the victims and with emergency personnel who responded to the shootings. He then will then speak at an interfaith vigil at Newtown High School. For the president, this is the fourth trip of his presidency to a community still grieving from a mass shooting: He traveled to Aurora, Colo.; Tucson, Ariz.; and Fort Hood, Texas; in the wake of each shooting there.

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Dec 16, 2012 11:12 AM CST
this is a learned behavior that our leaders must address,,,,kids are playing video games which are so realistic, carrying all kinds of weapons,,,my grandson included,,,,,because of budget problems mental institutions are closed everywhere, allowing crazies loose without supervision,,,,our leaders constantly bicker on everything, displaying apathy for the opposition which filters down to the people,,,,and yes, gun controls with proper screening must be addressed also,,,,this stuff must cease and its up to Washington working together to curtail this senseless continuance of massacres,,,,
Dec 16, 2012 10:36 AM CST
President Obama is a very thoughtful and caring person. How many time did the last one attend?
Dec 16, 2012 9:34 AM CST
He shouldn't be going anywhere, he should be staying in washington doing his job and continuing to convince congress he is right. Less time traveling to schools, more time working on that gun control, fiscal issues, drug issues, immigration issues.