Obama: May God grant us the wisdom for how to prevent gun violence
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Former President Obama called for action on gun violence after the deadly mass shooting at a church in Texas on Sunday.

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"We grieve with all the families in Sutherland Springs harmed by this act of hatred, and we’ll stand with the survivors as they recover,” Obama tweeted Sunday.

“May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.” 

 

 

At least 26 people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said it was the deadliest mass shooting in the state's history, and it came a little more than a month after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in Las Vegas.

Obama pushed to pass new gun laws following deadly mass shootings during his administration, most notably after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Obama issued executive orders in 2016 that expanded background checks for people buying firearms online or at gun shows. 

Trump repealed another Obama rule that required the Social Security Administration to share information about mentally ill recipients of Social Security benefits. That information was included in background checks for gun sales.