Obama orders flags flown at half-staff for San Bernardino shooting victims

(ABC)

WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) —President Barrack Obama has ordered flags flown at half-staff “as a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence” in the San Bernardino, California shooting.

Obama said flags at the White House, all public building and grounds, military posts and naval stations and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia throughout the United Staff to be flown at half-staff through December 7.

Related: Suspects dead, motive sought after 14 killed in California

The president said it is possible the mass shooting in California was related to terrorism, but that authorities still don’t know. He says it’s possible it was workplace-related or that there were mixed motives. He ius also assuring Americans that authorities will get to the bottom of what happened and calling for people to wait for facts before making judgments.

Americans feel there’s nothing they can do about mass violence, according to Obama, but he says, “We all have a part to play.” He says the nation must make it harder to carry out violence. But he’s acknowledging the threat can’t be eliminated completely. He says it will be important for all Americans, including state legislators, to see what they can do.

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