Obama decries US mass shootings, says 'no parallel anywhere else in world'

Police patrol the scene of a mass shooting on December 2, 2015 in San Bernardino, California, where one or more gunmen opened fire inside a building, leaving at least 14 deadPresident Barack Obama decried the latest in a “pattern” of mass shootings in the United States after another deadly incident in California on Wednesday, reiterating his call for Congress to pass tougher gun controls. “The one thing we do know is that we have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” Obama told CBS News. Obama has repeatedly called on lawmakers to introduce universal background checks for gun buyers and to introduce a ban on assault weapons, measures Republicans who control Congress have staunchly opposed.

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