Florida school shooting: Barack Obama calls for 'common sense' gun safety laws following Parkland tragedy

Former president Barack Obama is calling for 'common-sense gun safety laws' following the school shooting in Florida.

AP February 16, 2018 08:55:00 IST
Florida school shooting: Barack Obama calls for 'common sense' gun safety laws following Parkland tragedy

Washington: Former president Barack Obama is calling for "common sense gun safety laws" following the school shooting in Florida.

Obama tweeted on Thursday: "We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job."

Florida school shooting Barack Obama calls for common sense gun safety laws following Parkland tragedy

File image of former US president Barack Obama. AP

He tweeted, "And until we can honestly say that were doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change."

The former Democratic president held office though multiple mass shootings. He pushed to tighten access to firearms but was blocked by the Republican-controlled Congress.

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