Obama urges for stronger gun control

  • U.S. President Barack Obama has urged for stronger gun control in the wake of Friday's shootings at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.

    Speaking at an inter-faith vigil in Newtown, Obama said he would use the powers of his office to prevent a repeat of the incident.

    Twenty children and six women were killed in the attack on Sandy Hook school by a man who then took his own life.

    The gunman has been identified as Adam Lanza, 20.

    He shot dead his mother before driving to the school in her car.

    According to police, he was armed with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, and used a semi-automatic rifle as his main weapon. He was also carrying two handguns and a shotgun was recovered from a car.

    Along with Obama, two other senior Democrats also called for stricter gun control on Sunday.