US President Barack Obama said Thursday it’s going to take more than the military to prevent terrorist attacks like the ones that have occurred most recently in San Bernardino, California, and Orlando.
Obama spoke after meeting with families of those shot and killed early Sunday morning at a gay nightclub in Orlando. He said the attacks were not conducted by sophisticated cells, but by deranged individuals. And while the motivation may have been different than what led to attacks in communities like Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, the instruments of death were similar. The president went on to say that those killed and injured were gunned down by a single individual with a powerful assault weapon.