Obama: Orlando victims’ families pleaded with me to stop the violence
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama said grieving family members in Orlando pleaded with him Thursday to take steps to prevent further gun carnage. "Our politics have conspired to make it as easy as possible for a terrorist or even just a disturbed individual to buy extraordinarily powerful weapons, and they can do so legally," Obama said after meeting families of victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting that took place Sunday.