Obama Wipes Away Tears During Address on Gun Control Actions
Obama sheds tears while talking about the Newtown shooting: “Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad.” https://t.co/yCiekBIW9L
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President Obama wiped away tears when speaking about the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting during his White House address on new executive actions on gun control.
He was saying that shooting victims had their rights taken from them when they were gunned down.
"Our right to peaceful assembly, that right was robbed from moviegoers in Aurora and Lafayette. Our unalienable right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, those rights were stripped from college kids in Blacksburg and Santa Barbara, and from high schoolers in Columbine, and from first graders in Newtown."
He paused for a moment, with tears appearing in his eyes, then repeated "First graders."
"And from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun."
He then paused for several seconds while looking down and wiping his eyes.
“Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad.”