President Obama said today that mass shootings like the one Sunday in Wisconsin are “happening with too much regularity” and should inspire “soul searching” by all Americans.
Speaking with reporters in the Oval Office, Obama said ways should be found to reduce gun violence, but he did not discuss specifics. He said he wants to bring together people from throughout society to examine ways to reduce violence.
“There are a lot of elements involved in this,” Obama said.
The president also said he and aides are still awaiting the results of an investigation into Sunday’s shootings at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis.
“All of us are heartbroken by what happened,” Obama said.
The killing of seven people — including the gunman — came less than two weeks after a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that left 12 people dead