President Obama blasted gun violence in a Tumblr event today at the White House. He said that it’s “off the charts” here in America.

“This is becoming the norm,” he said. “We should be ashamed.”

Here’s the pool report:

Pres Obama, in response to a question that Karp said was submitted a few days ago from a tumblr user about mass shootings, declared that as president “my biggest frustration so far is that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps” to curb gun violence.

He cited the failed effort to toughen background checks.

“We’re the only developed country” where this happens, Obama said. “There’s no place else like this.”

Gun violence in America is “off the charts.”

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