President Obama Begins Crying While Delivering Executive Action on Gun Control

Obama Begins Crying While Delivering Speech on Gun Control

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 12.29.15 PM“Some of this is just simple math,” declared President Barack Obama on Tuesday from the White House, delivering the new gun control orders as tears fell down his face. Standing the family members of various victims of gun violence, as well as Vice President Joe Biden, the President gave an impassioned plea calling for sensible legislation.

“Just because it’s hard doesn’t mean there’s an excuse not to try,” the President continued. He noted that some of the greatest victories for civil liberties and rights have come after long-standing battles, invoking women’s rights and those of the LGBT community.

Notably standing behind the President was Richard Martinez, who has become a strict advocate for gun control following the death of his son Christopher Ross Michael-Martinez, 20, who was killed during the Isla Vista murders in May 2014.

Watch the above video from CNN.

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