Massacre could be tied to terrorism, Obama says

14 killed in mass shooting in San Bernardino

Barack Obama
In this Nov. 25, 2015 photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, to brief the public on the nation's homeland security posture heading into the holiday season, following meeting with his national security team. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama says it’s possible the mass shooting in California was related to terrorism but that authorities still don’t know. He says it’s possible it was workplace-related or that there were mixed motives.

Obama spoke with reporters in the Oval Office Thursday morning. He assured Americans that authorities will get to the bottom of what happened. The president also is calling for people to wait for facts before making judgments.

Obama says many Americans feel there’s nothing they can do about mass violence. But he says “we all have a part to play.”

The president says the nation must make it harder to carry out violence but acknowledged that the threat can’t be eliminated completely. He says it will be important for all Americans, including state legislatures, to see what they can do.

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