AG Sessions Pledges ‘Going to Take Action’ After Florida Shooting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) —
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday pledged the Justice Department would work to vigorously enforce federal gun and violent-crime laws and preventively identify potential mass shooters, as the country reeled from a Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

“It cannot be denied that something dangerous and unhealthy is happening and we are, once again, watching the images of our children — terrified — streaming from their school with their hands above their heads,” the top U.S. law enforcement officer told a meeting of sheriffs. “We are going to take action. We must reverse these trends.”

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