President Barack Obama speaks in a classroom at Indian Springs High School in San Bernardino on Friday, Dec. 18.
By JEFF HORSEMAN / STAFF WRITER
Published: Dec. 19, 2015 Updated: 8:33 p.m.
President Barack Obama speaks in a classroom at Indian Springs High School in San Bernardino on Friday, Dec. 18. The president and the first lady met with family members of those killed during the Dec. 2 mass shooting.
After visiting with grieving families from the San Bernardino shooting for nearly three hours Friday, President Barack Obama is poised to use executive action to enact tougher gun control laws.
Relatives of the 14 killed in the Dec. 2 attack at the Inland Regional Center recounted their meeting with the president and first lady Michelle Obama, who took time to meet with each family individually.
They said the president seemed to genuinely care about what they were saying and was determined to take action to prevent future attacks.
“He let everyone know the nation is mourning with us, and they’re working so it won’t happen again,” said Ryan Reyes, the boyfriend of victim Daniel Kaufman.
Following the meeting, the president spoke briefly with reporters in a classroom. He said he had been touched by the families and spoke of the pride they had for their loved ones. The Inland families, he said, were as diverse as the nation.