Charleston suspect made racial remark during shooting
CHARLESTON, SC - President Barack Obama says it is not sufficient simply to grieve over the South Carolina church shootings.
Obama is making a vigorous new call for gun control after the deaths of nine at a black church in Charleston.
He says some have misinterpreted his comments at the White House Thursday to mean he's resigned that gun control isn't possible. He told a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco on Friday that he is not resigned and has faith eventually the country will "do the right thing."
He says attitudes have to change among lawful gun owners as well as those unfamiliar with guns. He says Congress will act when the public insists on action - citing changing public opinion on gay marriage and climate change.