Pres. Barack Obama’s Statement on Islamic State Group, Gun Control in Oval Office Address

Pres. Barack Obama provided an update on the investigation into the San Bernardino, California shooting in which 14 people were killed. He also discussed initiatives to combat the Islamic State group.

“Even in this political season, even as we properly debate what steps I and future Presidents must take to keep our country safe, let’s make sure we never forget what makes us exceptional. Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear; that we have always met challenges—whether war or depression; natural disasters or terrorist attacks—by coming together around our common ideals as one nation and one people. So long as we stay true to that tradition, I have no doubt that America will prevail.”

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"Even in this political season, even as we properly debate what steps I and future Presidents must take to keep our country safe, let’s make sure we never forget what makes us exceptional. Let’s not forget that freedom is more powerful than fear; that we have always met challenges—whether war or depression; natural disasters or terrorist attacks—by coming together around our common ideals as one nation and one people. So long as we stay true to that tradition, I have no doubt that America will prevail." —President Obama: go.wh.gov/ISIL

Posted by The White House on Sunday, December 6, 2015