[Video] President Obama Speaks At Sandy Hook Vigil, Visits Family Members

President Obama poses with family members of victim Emilie Parker

On Sunday, President Barack Obama declared that he would use “whatever power” he has to prevent shootings like the Connecticut school massacre.

President Obama consoles Robert Parker, father of victim Emilie Parker.

Speaking at an evening vigil in Newton, Conn., he told those in attendance:

“What choice do we have? Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom? Surely we can do better than this. We have an obligation to try.”

After his speech, he visited family members of those slain. Watch his full speech below.

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[Associated Press, NY Daily News, AJC]