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Obama Says U.S. Needs to Examine Ways to Reduce Gun Violence

August 06, 2012

President Barack Obama said the nation needs to “examine additional ways” to stem gun violence, in his first remarks after a gunman killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee.

Obama gave no specifics in responding to questions from reporters after he signed legislation to give federal health benefits to some Marines and their families at Camp Lejeune who were sickened by contaminated water.

“All of us are heartbroken,” by killings at the temple, Obama said. The gunman, identified as U.S. Army veteran Wade Michael Page, 40, was fatally shot by police.

The president’s spokesman, Jay Carney, indicated earlier today that there were no new initiatives planned by the administration to restrict the sale of firearms.

To contact the reporter on this story: Roger Runningen in Washington at rrunningen@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at skomarow1@bloomberg.net


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