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Recalling Young Shooting Victims Brings Obama to Tears

As President Obama announced his executive orders on gun control Tuesday morning, he could not help but shed tears while discussing the 20 first-grade victims of the December 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Thomson/Reuters reported.

“Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad,” the president said, as he began to cry. “And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day. That changed me, that day. My hope, earnestly, has been that it would change the country.” He lamented that shortly after the massacre, congressional Republicans defeated a bill that would have required universal background checks.

“Each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common-sense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre, or the one before that, or the one before that, so why bother trying,” Obama said. “I reject that thinking. We know we can’t stop every act of violence, every act of evil in the world. But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence.”

Acknowledging that the current Congress also is unlikely to approve any gun-safety legislation, the president outlined a number of actions that fall within the president’s authority. He called for expanding the background-check system to include people who buy firearms online and at gun shows. His other executive orders include requiring all gun dealers to hold federal licenses, making mental-health treatment more accessible and enhancing enforcement of gun-control laws.

Photo: NY Daily News

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