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Obama calls for 'meaningful' action

(WASHINGTON TIMES) President Obama on Saturday called for “meaningful” action to prevent future tragedies like Friday’s Newtown, Conn., school shooting that claimed the lives of 28, including 20 elementary-aged children — but other gun-control advocates made it clear they want more from the White House on the issue.

“We have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics,” the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address (http://www.whitehouse.gov/). “As a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years — an elementary school in Newtown, a shopping mall in Oregon, a house of worship in Wisconsin, a movie theater in Colorado, countless street corners in places like Chicago and Philadelphia.”

But some gun-control activists, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, called for a stronger reaction from the White House.