President Barack Obama said Sunday he fears there's a "creeping resignation" that mass shootings like the deadly attack last Monday at the Washington Navy Yard are becoming the "new normal."
Speaking at a memorial service for the 12 victims, Obama noted its the fifth time as president he's sought to console a community.
"It ought to It ought to obsess us. It ought to lead to some sort of transformation," Obama said of the mass killings, noting that single mass shootings did so in countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia. "And yet here in the United States after the round-the-clock coverage on cable news, after the heartbreaking interviews with families, after all of the speeches and all of the punditry and all of the commentary, nothing happens."
And, he added, "sometimes I fear there is a creeping resignation that these tragedies are just somehow the way it is, that this is somehow the new normal."