Sky News 
September 23, 2013
President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, urging his nation not to give up on changing gun laws.
Mr Obama says no other advanced nation endures the kind of gun violence seen in the US, and lamented what he called the “creeping resignation” in his country on the issue.
“I’m here today to say there’s nothing routine about this tragedy. There’s nothing routine about your loss,” Mr Obama said at a service after the latest mass shooting.
“There is nothing inevitable about it – it comes about because of decisions we make or fail to make.”