In his weekly address, released this morning, President Barack Obama re-stated his desire for to take "meaningful action" in the wake of the shootings. But he did not expand on those remarks. He added words of sympathy:
"Most of those who died were just young children with their whole lives ahead of them. And every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt.
Among the fallen were also teachers – men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.
So our hearts are broken today. We grieve for the families of those we lost. And we keep in our prayers the parents of those who survived. Because as blessed as they are to have their children home, they know that their child’s innocence has been torn away far too early."
The full transcript is after the jump.