US President Barack Obama cried for the 20 school children who died in the 2012 massacre as he stood with their families after he announced a new gun measures yesterday morning.
- ‘Every time I think about those kids it gets me mad,’ Obama said as tears rolled down his face.
‘We do not have to accept this carnage as the price of freedom,’ Obama said, as he stood before gun control activists, including former representative Gabby Giffords, who was shot point blank five years ago this week and survived”
The president was flanked by gun violence survivors and the families of others who were not as fortunate as he spoke.
Obama pointedly lambasted Republicans decrying his executive actions and told presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, who have characterized the new measures as the beginning of the end,
- ‘This is not a plot to take away everybody’s guns.’
‘Contrary to the claims of what some gun rights proponents have suggested, this hasn’t been the first step in some slippery slope to mass confiscation,’ Obama declared in remarks from the East Room of the White House.
The president berated lawmakers on Capitol Hill for not doing more to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and said,
- ‘The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now but they are not holding America hostage.’