In a speech announcing new executive actions on gun control this morning, President Obama became emotional when talking about the "sense of urgency" Americans need to feel after so many mass shootings.
Obama spoke to a room full of mass shooting victims and their families. Comedian Amy Schumer was also in attendance; after a mass shooter targeted a screening of Trainwreck, she has advocated for gun control alongside her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer.
The president choked up when mentioning the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which killed 20 elementary-school students and six staff members. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad," he said, wiping away tears. "And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day."
His new executive actions are aimed at closing the loophole that allowed people to buy guns online or at gun shows without background checks. Read more about the policy here.
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