President Obama addresses the nation from the Oval Office

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president obama in the oval office

In the wake of the latest events, rated as terrorist attacks, everybody was looking forward to President Obama addressing the nation and explaining how the U.S. will continue dealing with the causes that lead to the current situation.

According to NBC news, the President claimed that the United States is equipped to meet the dangerous and evolving threat of terrorism. Also, alongside other Western states, the U.S. gained ground against organized terrorist attacks and “growing efforts by terrorists to poison the minds” of attackers.

The threat of terrorism is real

“As a father to two young daughters who are the most precious part of my life, I know that we see ourselves with friends and co-workers at a holiday party like the one in San Bernardino. I know we see our kids in the faces of the young people killed in Paris,” President Obama said.

Before admitting that the threat of terrorism is real, but the U.S. is ready to overcome it, he also made a statement about ISIS, claiming that they’re just a small faction from the worldwide Muslim population, who does not speak for Islam. Therefore, it doesn’t mean that all Muslims should be treated the same.

Moving on, President Obama didn’t give any new details about the investigation into the San Bernardino shooting. “So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home.”

Gun laws should be stricter

As for the gun control laws, highly criticized lately, the president said that it “should be more difficult” to buy high-powered assault-style rifles — like those used in last week’s attack — and that people on no-fly lists shouldn’t be allowed to buy guns.”

President Obama public declaration was what everybody was expecting, after a lot of Republican White House candidates accused him of not being able to hand groups like ISIS.