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President Obama Begins Final Year with Plea for Gun Control

By Hazel Trice Edney

 

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Barack Obama, citing the thousands of people who are killed each year by guns, gave a tearful address before the nation on Tuesday, pleading for Congress to pass “common sense” gun control legislation and announcement his use of executive orders to make progress. “Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns -- 30,000. Suicides. Domestic violence. Gang shootouts. Accidents. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters, or buried their own children. Many have had to learn to live with a disability, or learned to live without the love of their life,” Obama said in the East Room, surrounded by hundreds of victims of gun violence or supporters of gun control.

President Barack Obama speaks with the attendees following a Jan. 4 meeting in the Oval Office on the executive actions he can take to curb gun violence. Photo: Pete Souza/White House

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – President Barack Obama, citing the thousands of people who are killed each year by guns, gave a tearful address before the nation on Tuesday, pleading for Congress to pass “common sense” gun control legislation and announced his use of executive orders to make progress.

“Every single year, more than 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns — 30,000.  Suicides.  Domestic violence.  Gang shootouts.  Accidents.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters, or buried their own children.  Many have had to learn to live with a disability, or learned to live without the love of their life,” Obama said in the East Room, surrounded by hundreds of victims of gun violence or supporters of gun control.

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