From: Bolen, Cheryl [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:38 PM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP
Subject: In-town pool report #2
Statement on the shooting in Oregon.
The White House announced late this evening that President Obama would deliver the latest in a series of statements on gun violence at 6:20 from the Brady Press Briefing Room.
The press room was named in honor of James Brady, press secretary to President Ronald Reagan who was shot during an assassination attempt on the president in March 1981.
This is an open press event so please check transcript for remarks. However, pooler provides these details of the scene.
According to CBS's Mark Knoller, this will mark President Obama's 15th time speaking about a shooting during his administration.
Obama appeared in the briefing room at 6:21 p.m. and delivered an all-too-familiar statement. "We've become numb to this," he said.
It has become too routine to argue against gun safety legislation in the wake of these incidents, Obama said.
There is a gun for roughly every man, woman and child in the U.S., Obama said. Tighter restrictions on guns have proved effective, he said.
He called on the American people who care about this issue to vote for officials who reflect their views. "We're going to have to change our laws," he said.
Obama closed his remarks at 6:34 p.m. In pooler's judgement, the president appeared at times emotional, defiant and sad.
The president left the podium without taking questions, although none were shouted.
Cheryl Bolen, White House reporter
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