President Obama addressed the press briefly over the tragedy out of Connecticut.
Speaking as the father of two young girl, Obama said "there's not a parent in America that doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief."
He took a long pause, staring downward for 15-20 seconds and wiping away a tear before speaking about the hopes and dreams of the children dashed after such a senseless act.
Though the president avoiding delving into too deeply into the gun control debate, he noted that there had been "too many tragedies in the last few years."
"As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."