President Obama authorized the action in a proclamation this afternoon. He calls it “a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado.” The order applies to U.S. flags flown on government and public grounds and runs until sunset July 25.

(White House photo: Getty Images) 

Rob Y.
2 years
Agreed, it was the perfect opportunity for Mitt Romney to come out in favor of gun control.
Mark Kelley
2 years
Just what the doctor ordered. Symbol in lieu of meaningful gun control which neither candidate will address...

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