Courtesy of CNN:
President Barack Obama said grieving family members in Orlando pleaded with him Thursday to take steps to prevent further gun carnage.
"Our politics have conspired to make it as easy as possible for a terrorist or even just a disturbed individual to buy extraordinarily powerful weapons, and they can do so legally," Obama said after meeting families of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting that took place Sunday.
"Today, once again, as has been true too many times before, I held and hugged grieving family members and parents and they asked, 'Why does keep happening?' And they pleaded that we do more to stop the carnage. They don't care about the politics. Neither do I."
This was yet another great speech. But you could once again hear the weariness and frustration in his voice over having to give what is essentially a version of the same speech that he has given multiple times in the past.
And this was after spending several hours consoling grieving families and listening to their anguished voices pleading with him to do something to keep this from happening again.