Sound Off for December 14th: What can we do as a country to prevent acts of violence like today's school shooting?

Published On: Dec 14 2012 01:00:13 PM PST
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A tearful President Barack Obama says the country's leaders must "take meaningful action" regardless of politics in response to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

The president teared up, at times using an index finger to wipe at the corner of his eyes, as he addressed the nation from the White House.

He also paused repeatedly as he struggled to keep his composure while speaking of the 20 children -- ages 5 to 10 -- who had died and the life milestones they now would miss.  6 adults were killed, the gunman shot and killed himself.

Shortly before speaking, Obama ordered that U.S. flags be flown at half-staff on public grounds through Tuesday.

What kind of "meaningful action" do we as a country need to take to prevent these acts of violence?

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