Barack Obama Gun control speech OBAMA CRIES DURING SPEECH on violence 1/5/16 The president gave a speech early Tuesday in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, calling for more background checks and sale restrictions.
Early Tuesday, President Barack Obama tearfully announced executive actions as part of his administration’s attempt to curb gun violence following the latest deadly shooting in San Bernardino, California.
“Every year, 30,000 Americans have their lives cut short by guns,” the president said at the beginning of his speech.
During the address, he called for expanded background checks and the closure of the so-called “gun show loophole,” urging greater restrictions on sales by unlicensed dealers. Obama wants to put a plan in motion that would require any business selling guns to obtain a federal license and to conduct thorough background checks on any buyer.