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Obama Calls for ‘Common-Sense Gun Safety Laws’ After Florida Shooting: ‘We Are Not Powerless’

Former president Barack Obama has offered a statement in response to the shooting that left 17 people dead and over a dozen more injured in Parkland, Florida yesterday.

Obama’s call for increased gun safety laws contrasts with President Trump, who addressed the nation earlier today and said he was focused on mental health issues in the aftermath of the shooting. The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has prompted new discussions about gun violence prevention, which is likely to spark emotional and contentious legal debates around the country for the foreseeable future.

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