Obama moved to tears unveiling plan to curb gun violence

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was moved to tears in an unusually emotional display during his announcement of new executive actions on guns.

Obama  said "it gets me mad" every time he thinks about the 20 first-graders who were killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012.

But his emotions had already begun to overtake him by the time he said that.

Obama defended his executive actions to tighten criminal background checks.

The president said Tuesday his actions are consistent with the constitutional right to right to bear arms. The president noted that he taught constitutional law, and added: "I know a little about this."

Obama says some constraints on freedom are necessary to protect innocent people. He notes that the right to free speech also comes with the limitation that you can't yell "fire" in a theater.

Obama also spoke about rights that had been denied victims of other mass shootings. He mentioned freedom of religion taken from parishioners killed at a South Carolina church and freedom of assembly taken from movie-goers killed at cinemas in Colorado and Louisiana. He also mentioned the violence in his Chicago hometown.

Obama paused and wiped a tear from the corner of his left eye. Tears flowed freely down both cheeks.

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12 comments

  • NO PC FOR ME

    Yep Bullshit.
    “shall NOT be infringed”
    If he cares so much, dare to disarm the ghetto thugs and stop blaming lawful citizens.
    We will not comply. Not after Ferguson and Baltimore, those who “could be your son” ( his words not mine) where given “freedom to destroy”, carte blanche to riot, pillage rape and burn.
    And Obama did exactly NOTHING.
    So, No.

  • Keet

    parishioners killed at a South Carolina church – gun free zone
    freedom of assembly taken from movie-goers killed at cinemas in Colorado and Louisiana – gun free zones
    the violence in his Chicago hometown – Chicago already has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country

    Boo Hoo Hoo – BS crocodile tears but the media is eating it up as usual.

    • Andrew

      The media eats up whatever they get paid to eat up, just like politicians. Pink Floyd had it spot on when they compared politicians to rooting pigs. The important thing is that the American people don’t buy it anymore. The important thing is that people are coming around to the fact that you can not trust politicians or the media, so they are beginning to re-engage in educating themselves about important issues like this. The internet is helping that. It is easier to weed out the propagandists and get the facts at least. On this issue in particular it is very clear to the American public that this is first and foremost an issue of mental health. Obama’s attachment to his executive effort at usurping Constitutional power today shows that even he knows that the real issue here is mental health.

  • Biggy smalls

    His crying bs is just as it seems bs.. He doesn’t give a rip about anyone’s kids other than his black bretherends kids. Funny of all the people who do heroic things he picks the one time a black kid did something heroic and probably was jumping on the girls to rape them is all. I really dislike Odumba and trust zero of what he says. He’s the black devil who wants the white race to fall, so his black Muslim bretherends can rule.. Except they all too dumb

  • Andrew

    Obama said “it gets me mad” every time he thinks about the 20 first-graders who were killed in the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December 2012.

    Does it get him just as mad when he thinks about the 20 children killed in the Oklahoma City bombing? Does he get just as angry that the mentally ill population in this country has unrestricted access to fertilizer and diesel fuel? Because if it doesn’t, then he is being both irrational and self-contradictory.

    • Eddie VanSlyne

      That is it in a nutshell! You totally just busted him, but I bet he wouldn’t even understand it. Where is his outrage for those kids? Where is their Executive Order? Ha-ha!! Slam dunk, sir!

  • George

    A few tears will not compel me to give up my constitutional rights.
    BTW. Congress needs to fired. They NEVER stand up to Obama and his missus of power.

  • Commonsense

    Not one thing this ass clown dimwit is proposing would have stopped any of these mass shootings according to the ultra conservative New York Times.

  • Nonya Bizness

    complete bull. I cant believe people buy the tripe you spew. almost every single mass shooting ever done was done by someone who stole a gun so this crap does not help. It’s media manipulation and government agenda pushed to limit our ability to defend ourselves..