President Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless'

President Obama on Florida shooting: We are grieving, 'but we are not powerless'

President Barack Obama said in response to the deadly shooting in a Florida high school that caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm...then we have to change.

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

"And until we can honestly say that we're 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."



At least 17 people died and more than a dozen were wounded after a gunman opened fire Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Since the shooting, multiple lawmakers have called for Congress to act to prevent another tragedy.