Obama: 'Right Now, Access to Guns Is Too Easy in This Country'
President Obama reiterated this morning that mass shootings in the United States have become too prevalent.
He said so many Americans now feel like "there's nothing we can do" to prevent these killings.
The president called on lawmakers to come together on a common-sense approach to make it more difficult to obtain firearms.
"Right now, it's just too easy. We're gonna have to, I think, search ourselves as a society to make sure we can take basic steps that would make it harder - not impossible, but harder - for individuals to get access to weapons," said Obama.
Obama said it's too early to tell whether yesterday's mass shooting at a San Bernardino, California, office complex was "terrorist-related."
"We do not yet know why this terrible event occurred," he said, adding that it could have been terrorism, but also could have been "workplace-related."
He said that he has met with FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the investigation. Obama said there could be "mixed motives" involved.
Obama assured Americans that "we will get to the bottom of this," adding that social media accounts and the suspects' online activity must be fully investigated before a determination on a motive can be made.
The attack on an office holiday party at Inland Regional Center killed 14 people and injured 17.
Watch his comments above, and read more on the suspects, here.