U.S. President Barack Obama met privately Friday with the families of the eight students and one instructor gunned down at Umpqua Community College last week.
After the family meeting, Obama said the country will have to "figure out how we stop things like this from happening."
But he added, "Today is about the families, their grief and the love we feel for them."
A crowd of pro-gun protesters greeted Obama as he arrived in Oregon to console the families of victims of last week's mass shooting in Roseburg.
Carrying signs that read "Obama Go Home" and "Nothing Trumps Our Liberty" hundreds of people greeted the president, making it clear that some in the small, conservative community did not welcome his visit or his stance on gun control. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE